Silicon and Ferro Silicon - Global Strategic Business Report - 2012-2018

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Dublin, Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Silicon and Ferro Silicon - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Silicon and Ferro Silicon in Thousands of Tons by the following End Use Segments: Silicon - Metallurgy, Chemical, Semiconductors, and Others; Ferro Silicon - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets.

The report profiles key and niche players such as:

  • AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.
  • China National BlueStar (Group) Co Ltd.
  • BlueStar Silicon Materials Co Ltd.
  • Elkem AS
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Ferroatlantica Group S.A
  • FerroPem Foundry Products
  • Fesil ASA
  • Globe Specialty Metals
  • Globe Metallurgical Inc.
  • Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation
  • MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Polysilicon America Corporation
  • OSAKA Titanium Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Renewable Energy Corporation ASA
  • RIMA Industrial S/A
  • Simcoa (Silicon Metal Company of Australia)
  • Operations Pty Ltd.
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Sinosteel Zunyi Ferroalloy Co. Ltd.
  • Sumco Corporation
  • Sumco Techxiv Corporation
  • Tokuyama Corporation
  • VBC Ferro Alloys Ltd.
  • Wacker Chemie AG.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Silicon I-3
  • Ferro silicon I-3

II. Executive Summary


  • An Insight into the Global Silicon Industry II-1
  • Current & Future Analysis II-1
  • Silicon Market by End-use II-1
  • Ferro Silicon Market by End-use II-2
  • An Analysis of the Demand/Supply Scenario II-2
  • Noteworthy Trends and Issues II-2
  • Silicon Market Back on Track II-2
  • Demand and Prices for Silicon Metal Continue to Increase II-3
  • Manufacturers Halt Production of Upgraded Metallurgical-Grade Silicon II-4
  • End-Use Applications Impact Demand II-4
  • Product Innovation-Major Growth Driver II-4


  • Silicon II-5
  • Silicon in the Aluminum Industry II-5
  • Silicon in Automotive Aluminum II-5
  • Silicon in the Chemical Industry II-5
  • Silicon in the Electronics Industry II-5
  • SiGe Chips II-5
  • Silicon-on-Insulator II-5
  • Silicon-on-Insulator Gain Popularity II-6
  • Revenues in the Silicon Wafer Industry Improve Post Recession II-6
  • A Review of the Global Silicon Cell Production II-7
  • Silicon in the Solar Industry II-7
  • Global PV Market-A Mixed Bag II-7
  • Germany: A Major PV Market II-7
  • Polysilicon Industry: Outlook II-8
  • Global Competition Heats Up II-8
  • Capacity Additions Ease Polysilicon Shortages in the Past II-9
  • Polysilicon Prices at an All-Time Low in 2011 II-9
  • Smaller Companies Face High Entry Barriers to Establish New Polysilicon Production Capacities II-10
  • Reclaim Silicon Wafer Market II-10
  • Recession in Retrospect II-10
  • Japan Leads Silicon Wafer Reclaim Market II-11
  • Pricing Pressure in Global Silicon Reclaim Wafer Market II-11
  • Solar Energy Outlook Remains Promising II-11
  • Companies Focus on Extensive R&D in Advanced Solar Technologies II-12
  • Ferro Silicon II-12
  • Ferro Silicon in Iron and Steel Industry II-12
  • Iron and Steel Industry - An Overview II-12


  • Silicon II-13
  • Definition II-13
  • Occurrence II-13
  • Physical Properties II-13
  • Production Process II-14
  • Production of High Purity Float Zone (HPFZ) Silicon II-14
  • Chemical Variants II-14
  • Silicon Carbide II-14
  • Applications of SiC II-14
  • Fumed and Activated Silica II-15
  • Applications II-15
  • Metallurgy II-15
  • Chemical II-15
  • Semiconductors II-15
  • Silicon Foundry II-16
  • Key Global Foundries II-16
  • Photovoltaic Cells II-16
  • Monocrystalline Silicon Cells II-16
  • Multicrystalline Silicon Cells II-16
  • Amorphous Silicon Cells II-16
  • Silicon Germanium Alloy II-16
  • Silicon Metal Powder II-16
  • Silicon Substitutes II-17
  • Medicinal Properties II-17
  • Ferro Silicon II-17
  • Ferro-Silicon Substitutes II-17


  • Silicon for Billboards II-18
  • Silicon for Micro-display Devices II-18
  • Silicon, A Lifesaver II-18


  • Fresco Microchip Unveils FM5150A Silicon Tuner II-19
  • WACKER to Launch Several New Silicone Products for Hair-care and Cosmetics Industry II-19
  • WACKER to Launch Several New Silicones for Baby Care, Food and Automotive Applications II-19
  • WACKER to Launch Specialty Silicone Elastomers II-20
  • Cree Launches 150-mm Silicon Carbide Epitaxial Wafers II-20
  • MEMC Electronic Materials Launches MEMC FOX-Si II-20
  • bSolar Introduces New Bifacial Silicon Solar Cells II-21
  • Dow Corning's XIAMETER® Expands Range of Silicone Products II-21
  • SensL Introduces New Silicon Photomultipliers in the SL Family II-21
  • Cree Launches CMF20120D Silicon Carbide Power MOSFET II-22
  • WACKER Introduces New Silicone and Binder Products II-22
  • Dow Corning Introduces Silicon-Based Solutions for LED Lighting II-22
  • WACKER to Unveil New Liquid Silicone Rubber Grades ELASTOSIL® LR 3170/40 and ELASTOSIL® LR 3011/50 FR II-23
  • Dow Corning Launches New Slip and Leveling Agent Series for Furniture, Wood and Plastic Coatings II-23
  • Dow Launches New Product Portfolio of Superwetting Silicone Additives II-24
  • WACKER Introduces A Post-Curing Method for Silicone Elastomers II-24
  • WACKER Unveils ELASTOSIL® LR 3066 Range of Liquid Silicone Rubber Products II-25


  • Kotura Rolls Out New Optical Switch II-26
  • Polycrystalline Silicon Technology and Dynamic Engineering Introduces PST Hydrochlorination Converter II-26
  • WACKER Develops New Silicone Encapsulant, ELASTOSIL® Solar 2200 for FTF Modules II-26
  • NXP Semiconductors Unveils TDA20142 Satellite Silicon Tuner II-27
  • WACKER to Launch SILPURAN® 6610/40, a Bio-compatible Silicone Rubber II-27
  • WACKER Launches SILRES® IC 368 and Other Surface Coating Resins II-27
  • Dow Corning to Commence 100 mm Silicon Carbide (SiC) Epitaxy Production II-28
  • GLOBAL FOUNDRIES Launches Silicon-Validated Solution II-28
  • WACKER Rolls Out POWERSIL® Fluid TR20 Insulating Fluid for Transformers II-29
  • WACKER (Germany) to Unveil a New Silicone Gel for Electronic Industry Applications II-29
  • Wacker to Launch POWERSIL® UV for High-Voltage Applications II-29
  • STMicroelectronics Unveils Silicon Surge Protectors II-30
  • INPRO and WACKER Unveil Silicone Adhesive II-30
  • ON Semiconductor Launches PureEdge Product Range II-30
  • Silicon-Germanium Semiconducting Nanowires Unveiled by IBM and UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science II-30
  • DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Silicon Energy Unveil Glass-Glass Solar PV Modules II-31


  • GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Acquires Xuzhou Renewable Energy and Sichuan Silicon II-32
  • Thaba Chueu Mining Takes Over SamQuarz II-32
  • Globe Specialty Metals Acquires Stake in Timminco's Quebec Silicon II-32
  • Synopsys Inks a Takeover and Merger Agreement with Magma Design Automation II-33
  • Enpirion Enters into Partnership with JiangyinChangdian Advanced Packaging II-33
  • WACKER Enters into Partnership with Siliconas Silam II-33
  • Safran and GE Enter into Joint Venture with Nippon Carbon II-33
  • OM Holdings Inks Power Sub-station Contract and Off-Take Agreement with PESTECH II-34
  • OM Materials Sdn Bhd Inks Agreement with Hanwa II-34
  • OM Materials and Syarikat Sesco Bhd Ink Power Purchase Agreement II-34
  • SINTEF Materials & Chemistry Inks Supply Agreement with ECN II-34
  • Kotura Inks Distribution Agreement with Nissho Electronics II-35
  • Dow Corning Enters into a Purchase Deal with AIXTRON SE II-35
  • Ceradyne to Purchase Minority Stake in GMSI II-35
  • WACKER Upgrades and Expands Polymer/Silicon Business in Korea II-35
  • REC to Inaugurate Silicon Technologies Applications and Research Center II-36
  • Tokuyama Commences Phase 2 Construction of Polycrystalline Silicon Facility II-36
  • WACKER Strengthens Partnership with Silicones Compounder TSF II-36
  • WACKER Chemie Commences Operations at Nunchritz Production Facility II-37
  • SKP Group to Invest for Expanding Capacity II-37
  • Cabot and China National Bluestar Partner to Expand Fumed Silica Project in China II-37
  • Timminco Bankrupt, Files for Protection II-37
  • Optima Group Takes Over CC Metals & Alloys II-37
  • Globe Takes Over Alden II-38
  • Optima Group Takes Over CC Metals and Alloys II-38
  • China Magnesium to Take Over Ningxia Tianjing Tianda Metallurgical Smelting II-38
  • Mascotte Holdings to Acquire Stake in Sun Materials II-39
  • Molex Takes Over Luxtera's Active Optical Cable Business II-39
  • FerroAtlantica Takes Over Mangshi Sinice Silicon II-39
  • WACKER Extends Partnership Deal with Penta 91 II-39
  • WACKER Collaborates with Dow Corning To Establish Pyrogenic Silica Facility II-40
  • Tokuyama to Boost Polycrystalline Silicon Production II-40
  • Globe to Set up Silicon Metal Plant II-41
  • Elkem to Temporarily Stop Silicon Production at Three Furnaces II-41
  • WACKER Inks Divestiture Deal with Rhein Chemie II-41
  • WACKER Commissions SILMIX® Plant in India II-41
  • WACKER Operates New Silicone-Polymer Production Facilities II-42
  • WACKER Enlarges Polymer and Silicone Products Distribution Network in North Africa II-42
  • WACKER Builds Integrated Polysilicon Manufacturing Site in Cleveland II-42
  • Bluestar Takes Over Elkem II-43


  • Globe Specialty Metals Takes Over Core Metals II-44
  • Ferrotec (USA) Takes Over SiFusion™ Technology from Integrated Materials II-44
  • AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group Acquires BP Solar International's Mono2TM II-44
  • Indosolar Signs Agreement with GCL-Poly II-45
  • Micross Components Enters into Partnership with SemiSouth Laboratories II-45
  • JinkoSolar Holding Inks Agreement with Innovalight II-45
  • GLOBALFOUNDARIES Unites with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing II-46
  • MEMC Electronic Materials Completes Acquisition of Solaicx II-46
  • Wacker Chemie Acquires Silicon Metal Production Facility from FESIL Group II-46
  • WACKER Consolidates Pyrogenic Silica Production II-47
  • Calisolar Acquires 6N Silicon II-47
  • Roth & Rau to Acquire OTB Solar II-47
  • Timminco to Expand Silicon Metal Capacity II-47
  • Globe Specialty Metals Restarts Operations at Selma Facility II-48
  • eSilicon Corporation to Purchase Silicon Design Solutions II-48
  • Oswal Smelters to Set Up Ferro Silicon Facility II-48
  • Anik Industries to Invest in Power and Ferroalloy Facilities II-48
  • SKC Solmics to Expand Silicon Wafers Production Base II-48
  • Microchip Technology Snaps Up Silicon Storage Technology II-49
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Merge II-49
  • Sunfilm and Sontor Merge to Form Sunfilm AG II-49
  • Dow Corning Takes Over US Silicon Metal Manufacturing Assets of Globe Specialty Metals II-49
  • Suntech Power Takes Over Minority Interest in Asia Silicon II-50
  • Nippon Mining to Shift its Polycrystalline Silicon and Divest Stake in Japan Solar Silicon II-50
  • RASTRIYA Ispat Nigam and Manganese Ore India Enter Into Joint Venture II-50
  • Wacker Scott Solar Commissions New Facility at Jena II-50
  • Taraz Metallurgical Plant to Expand Capacity II-50
  • Innovalight and Roth & Rau Installs Silicon-Based Solar Cell Line II-51
  • Dow Corning Acquires Operations of Globe Specialty Metals II-51
  • Bihar Foundry & Castings Upgrades Ferro Silicon Unit II-51
  • Timminco Limited to Restart Electric Arc Furnace at Becancour Silicon Units II-51
  • Jiangxi Blue Star Chemical Work Expands Silicone Monomer Facility II-51
  • Tokuyama to Establish Facility in Malaysia II-51
  • Tanushree Ispat Private to Establish Ferro Alloys Facility II-52
  • Dongli Real Estate Group to Set Up Polycrystalline Silicon Facility II-52
  • Gasgen Ferro Alloys to Establish Ferro Silicon Facility II-52


  • AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (The Netherlands) II-53
  • China National BlueStar (Group) Co, Ltd. (China) II-53
  • BlueStar Silicon Materials Co Ltd (China) II-54
  • Elkem AS (Norway) II-54
  • Dow Corning Corporation (US) II-54
  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany) II-55
  • Ferroatlantica Group S.A (Spain) II-55
  • FerroPem Foundry Products (France) II-55
  • Fesil ASA (Norway) II-56
  • Globe Specialty Metals (US) II-56
  • Globe Metallurgical Inc (US) II-56
  • Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation (US) II-56
  • MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (US) II-57
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (Japan) II-57
  • Mitsubishi Polysilicon America Corporation (US) II-57
  • OSAKA Titanium Technologies Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-58
  • Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (Norway) II-58
  • RIMA Industrial S/A (Brazil) II-58
  • Simcoa (Silicon Metal Company of Australia) Operations Pty Ltd. (Australia) II-59
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-59
  • Sinosteel Zunyi Ferroalloy Co., Ltd. (China) II-59
  • Sumco Corporation (Japan) II-59
  • Sumco Techxiv Corporation (Japan) II-60
  • Tokuyama Corporation (Japan) II-60
  • VBC Ferro Alloys Ltd. (India) II-60
  • Wacker Chemie AG (Germany) II-61


III. Market








IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 78 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (87)

  • The United States (24)
  • Canada (1)
  • Japan (9)
  • Europe (20)
  • - France (2)
  • - Germany (7)
  • - The United Kingdom (2)
  • - Spain (2)
  • - Rest of Europe (7)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (28)
  • Latin America (5)

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