Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (Japan)

Mitsubishi Materials (www. mmc. co. jp) was created through the merger Mit­subishi Metal and Mitsubishi Mining & Cement in 1990. Polysilicon produc­tion is one of the activities in their Electronic Materials & Components business unit. The company has two production sites for polysilicon, one in Japan and one in the USA (Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corporation) and is a shareholder (12.25%) in Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation. With the expansion of the Yokkachi, Mie, Japan, polysilicon plant, by 1,000 tons in 2010, total production capacity was increased to 4,300 tons.

[1] A rigorous description of the band structure and charge carrier transport in amorphous silicon is a complex matter well beyond the scope of this handbook. This section gives a simplified picture in terms of effective parameters that has been used in success in semiconductor device modelling.

[2] For current address, see List of Contributors on page xi.

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[3] In 2002, the management of BP Solar decided to terminate its CdTe development and production efforts after 18 years of investment and closed down the factory.

[4] Because of financial problems. ANTEC Solar declared insolvency in 2002. In 2003, the plant was taken over by a new owner, who successfully restarted production.

[5] ©Commission of the European Union, with permission

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[6] Exchange Rate 1 € — 1.35 CAD

[7] Eligible for Aboriginal or community adder

[8] High concentration >300 suns (HCPV), medium concentration 5 <x< 300 suns (MCPV), low concentration <5 suns (LCPV).

[9] Solar cell production capacities means, in the case of wafer silicon based solar cells, only the cells. In the case of thin films, the complete integrated module. Only those companies that actually produce the active circuit (solar cell) are counted. Companies that purchase these circuits for further assembly are not counted.

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