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News on suppliers, market trends and technology innovations in polysilicon and wafer production is selected, assessed and written for you by Bernreuter Research.

Diamond wire saw with monocrystalline silicon ingot

Solar wafer makers accelerate switch to diamond wire saws

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Many Chinese producers of multicrystalline solar wafers have accelerated their transition to lower-cost diamond wire slicing and will complete the switch by the end of 2017, Digitimes reports.

Drawing of GCL-Poly’s polysilicon plant in Xinjiang

Zhonghuan Semiconductor to take 10% share in Xinjiang GCL

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Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon, a subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, and Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, a manufacturer of monocrystalline wafers, have agreed to subscribe for new shares in Xinjiang GCL.

Port of Mundra, Gujarat state, India

Adani and China’s East Hope Group aiming for factory in India

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Indian logistics conglomerate Adani and Chinese industrial giant East Hope have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to invest $300 million in manufacturing units in the Indian state of Gujarat.

GCL-Poly’s wafer factory in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China

Shift to diamond wire saws drives down polysilicon consumption

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GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the world’s largest maker of multicrystalline wafers, has completed its switch from slurry-based to diamond wire saws, according to Digitimes.