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Global Polysilicon Market Report: 2010 Edition

  • ID: 1501310
  • December 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 46 Pages
  • Koncept Analytics


  • Renewable Energy Corp.
  • Tokuyama Corp.
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • MORE

Following undersupply since past few years, polysilicon production capacity entered a fast-growth phase in 2009, which resulted in an oversupply situation, in response to increase in production capacity and growth in demand from the end markets. It is forecasted that the demand for polysilicon will continue to increase at more than ten percent for the period 2010 to 2012. Polysilicon oversupply will also trigger a long term decline in its prices, which peaked to the highest levels in 2008 in response to its supply shortage.

Polysilicon is largely used by the semiconductor and solar industry. Due to the short supply of polysilicon in the past few years, the supply of semiconductors and solar products has been constrained. However, over the past two years demand from solar industry continues to increase and has surpassed demand from the semiconductor industry.

The supply of high purity silicon is largely dominated by a few big companies such as Hemlock Semiconductors and Wacker Chemie, among others. But the growth of solar and semiconductor industry, in recent times, has attracted new entrants, mainly from countries in Asia, such as China. As a result, the already established READ MORE >

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  • Renewable Energy Corp.
  • Tokuyama Corp.
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • MORE

1. Polysilicon – An Overview
- Polysilicon Production Chain
- Silicon Supply Chain

2. Polysilicon Market Analysis
2.1 Global Demand/Supply Scenario
- Supply & Demand Growth
- Growth Rate by End Markets

2.2 Polysilicon Consumption by Application Segments
2.2.1 Solar Products
- Overview
- Supply & Demand Growth
- Capacity Expansion

2.2.2 Semiconductors
- Overview
- Demand Growth

2.3 Polysilicon Price Outlook

2.4 Major Markets of Polysilicon
2.4.1 China
- Production & Capacity Growth
- Regional Breakdown of Production & Capacity

2.4.2 Japan
- Price Trend
- Industry Capacity

3. Polysilicon - End Market Analysis
3.1 Solar Photovoltaic Market
3.2 Semiconductor Market

4. Market Dynamics of Polysilicon Industry
4.1 Key Trends
4.1.1 Commoditization of Supply Chain, Including Polysilicon
4.1.2 Development of Alternative Technologies for Polysilicon Production

4.2 Growth Drivers
4.2.1 Increase in Solar Cell Demand
4.2.2 Increase in World GDP
4.2.3 Growth in Semiconductor Market
4.2.4 Installation of New PV Capacity

4.3 Major Challenges
4.3.1 China's Solar Grade Polysilicon Industry Dependent on Imports

5. Polysilicon Market - Competitive Scenario
- Capacity Comparison
- Supply Forecast

6. Company Profiles
6.1 Hemlock Semiconductor Corp.
- Overview
- Key Financials
- Significant Developments
- Capacity Expansion
- Commencement of New Production Facility

6.2 Wacker Chemie AG
- Overview
- Key Financials
- Business Strategies
- Constant Innovation
- Focus on Emerging Markets

6.3 Tokuyama Corp.
- Overview
- Key Financials
- Business Strategies
- Focus on Polycrystalline Production
- Strategic Research and Development

6.4 Renewable Energy Corp.
- Overview
- Key Financials
- Business Strategies
- Cost Improvement Programs
- Continuous Investment in Technology

6.5 Monsanto Electronic Materials
- Overview
- Key Financials
- Business Strategies
- Customer Focused Innovation
- Growth through Strategic Partnerships

7. Market Outlook
7.1 Market Forecast
7.2 Forecast Methodology
7.2.1 Dependent and Independent Variables
7.2.2 Correlation Analysis
7.2.3 Regression Analysis

List of Charts:

Polysilicon Production Chain
Silicon Supply Chain: Solar
Global Polysilicon Supply and Demand, 2007-2009
Global Polysilicon Demand by End Markets, 2007-2009
Global Polysilicon Demand Growth Rate by End Markets, 2007-2009E
Polysilicon for Photovoltaic Applications
Polysilcon Supply and Demand for Solar Industry, 2007-2010E
Polysilicon Supply (Total and Tier 1) Relative to Demand, 2007-2010E
Polysilicon Capacity Expansions across the Solar Value Chain, 2009-2010F
Polysilicon for Semiconductors
Global Semiconductor Demand, 2007-2009
Polysilicon Spot and Contract Price Trend, 2005 – 2012F
GCL – Polysilicon Production Cost down Trend, 2008-2010F
Chinese Polysilicon Production and Capacity, 2008 & 2009
GCL – Polysilicon Capacity Expansion, Q408-Q410F
Japan Polysilicon Industry Shipment Price Trend, 2005-2010F
Japan Polysilicon Industry Inventories, Jan05 – Jan10
Japan Polysilicon Industry Capacity (Domestic Capacity Only), Jan10 – Dec11F
Global Annual PV Installations, 2003-2012F
World and European PV Markets, 2009
Worldwide Semiconductor Revenues, 2003-2012F
World Semiconductor Market by Regions, 2009
Growth in World GDP, 2003 – 2012F
Ownership Structure of Hemlock Group, 2009
Waker Chemie AG's Revenues by Business Segments, 2009
Wacker Chemie's Revenues and Net Income, 2005-2009
Tokuyama's Revenues by Business Segments, 2010
Tokuyama's Revenues and Net Income, 2010
Renewable Energy Corporation's Revenues by Business Segments, 2009
Renewable Energy Corporation's Revenues and Net Income, 2005-2009
MEMC'S Revenues by Business Segments, 2009
MEMC'S Revenues and Net Income, 2005-2009
Global Polysilicon Demand Forecast, 2003-2012F

List of Tables:

China's Polysilicon Capacity by Region, 2009E
China's Polysilicon Production by Region, 2009E
Solar Cell Demand by Country, 2007-2012F
Polysilicon Production Capacity of Established Companies, 2007-2012F
Polysilicon Supply Forecasts of Incumbents and New Entrants, 2007-2011F
Dependent & Independent Variables (2003– 2009)
Correlation Matrix
Model Summary – Coefficient of Determination
Regression Coefficients Output

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- Hemlock Semiconductor Corp.

- Wacker Chemie AG

- Tokuyama Corp.

- Renewable Energy Corp.

- Monsanto Electronic Materials

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