Volume 86 Issue 27 | p. 11 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 7, 2008

Wacker Venture Opens Silicon Wafer Plant

Department: Business
Silicon ingots are sawed into wafers before being shipped to customers.
Credit: Wacker
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Silicon ingots are sawed into wafers before being shipped to customers.
Credit: Wacker

Siltronic Samsung Wafer, a joint venture of Samsung Electronics and the Wacker Chemie subsidiary Siltronic, has commissioned a $1 billion plant in Singapore that makes 300-mm silicon wafers used in the manufacture of semiconductors. Capacity is expected to reach 300,000 wafers per month by 2010. A second Wacker joint venture, Wacker Schott Solar, is building a plant in Jena, Germany, which will make silicon wafers for solar cells.

 
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