List of silicon producers

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A list of silicon producers involves several very different stages of production. Production starts at silicon metal, which is the material used to gain high purity silicon. High purity silicon - coming in different grades of purity - will be used for growing silicon ingots, which will be sliced to wafers in a process called wafering. Compositionally pure polycrystalline silicon wafers are useful for photovoltaics), dislocation-free and extremely flat single-crystal silicon wafers are required in the manufacture of computer chips).

Silicon Metal Producers[edit]

High Purity Silicon[edit]

Silicon Wafer manufacturers[edit]

This is a partial list of major producers of wafers (made of high purity Silicon, mono- or polycrystalline):

§ Wacker Chemie AG
§ Applied Materials
§ Zhejiang DC Chemical
§ LDK Solar
§ Renewable Energy Corporation
§ Renesola
§ Timminco
§ SEH America

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