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Limassol, Cyprus, 2007/05/30 - According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd., the current global consumption of silicon products with respect to annual consumption of polycrystalline silicon reaches 10-12K mt per year - MCGroup.co.uk.
However, existing poly-Si production capacities fail to cover the growing demand for this product.
At the present time, both semiconductor and PV industries demonstrate high demand for poly-Si.
Just a few countries are able to produce silicon, while relevant technologies are not offered for sale.
Trichlorosilane and silicon tetrachloride are the main chemical components used in Poly-Si production, which accounts for 60% of the global trichlorosilane consumption.
The electronic industry consumes nearly 80% of globally produced Poly-Si silicon. The current trend is unprecedented growth in the production and consumption of electronic components, primarily chips for PC industry, AV electronics and telecom sector. Analysts predict an annual 30% growth in their consumption.
Russia does not produce trichlorosilane, while the demand for this product in Russia exceeds 12K mt/y.
Silicon is a main semiconductor material applied in microelectronics, power and PV industries, which are vital for national high technologies, telecommunications and defense sector.
Silicon crystals are widely applied for many applications, specifically in the manufacture of various devices, including PCs, consumer electronics, medical equipment, lasers, power systems, etc. Over 95% of semiconductor appliances are made on the basis of silicon.
Trichlorosilane and Tetrachloride Market Research Report also features the following information:
• Situation on the world market for silicon products;
• Geographic structure of trichlorosilane and silicon tetrachloride production/consumption;
• Main manufacturers of trichlorosilane and silicon tetrachloride; etc.