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Industrial Info Resources

June 30, 2011 06:45 ET

Polysilicon Production Increase Led by U.S., East Asia and Middle East, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As polysilicon demand grows for use in solar panels and semiconductors, producers are scrambling to add capacity around the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in the U.S., where 10 projects totaling $7.7 billion are under development to add polysilicon capacity. This represents about 24% of the value of polysilicon projects worldwide, where there are more than $32 billion worth of polysilicon projects under development.

Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation (Hemlock, Michigan) and Wacker Chemie AG (ETR:WCH) (Munich, Germany) are both building grassroot polysilicon manufacturing plants in Tennessee.

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