SunEdison Semiconductor solidifies polysilicon supply

SunEdison Semiconductor Limited today provided additional details of its comprehensive strategy for the procurement of electronic-grade polysilicon, one of the key raw materials used in the production of semiconductor wafers. Over the past several months, the company has been working on several initiatives to improve contingency planning for polysilicon supply and manage the transition to multiple sources of poly. These initiatives include:

  • Building significant polysilicon inventory from the Pasadena facility
  • Negotiating backup supply agreements for polysilicon from additional suppliers at acceptable prices
  • Supporting the early stages of the production ramp at SMP, and starting customer qualifications

Over the last several months, we have successfully de-risked our polysilicon supply chain,” said Shaker Sadasivam, President & CEO. “These improvements will be sufficient to meet all of our polysilicon requirements. I want to thank our R&D, Supply Chain and Operations teams who have worked diligently to accomplish this goal.”

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