Photovoltaic Market Report Now Available

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Photovoltaic Market Report Now Available

Photovoltaic Technologies, Equipment, Applications and Markets (PV TEAM Report)—Now Available to SEMI Members. Understand the critical market dynamics of this high growth industry.

Informing members on market conditions and opportunities is one of the key responsibilities of SEMI. Consequently, we are pleased to inform you of the availability of a recently published report by Yole Developpement on Photovoltaic Technologies, Equipment, Applications and Markets (PV TEAM Report). As this report was created with input from SEMI and is well tuned to the needs of many of our members, SEMI is pleased to offer the report to members at a 25% discount.

The photovoltaic market has followed an average annual growth of 30% over the last five years, reaching 60% in 2004 and tripling by 2010. Such dynamism is creating important market opportunities and interesting industry mutations. Established PV companies like Q-Cells, Sunpower, Suntech are now modeling their businesses in anticipation of pressure on margins. Successful diversification into the PV industry from several SEMI members provides useful insights into different strategies and tactics for market penetration. Many SEMI members see exciting opportunities for double-digit growth and are making significant investments. For Gaëtan Rull, analyst at Yole “the PV equipment market will overspend 2B$ in 2010. Moreover, silicon shortage is stimulating investments in new technologies and especially thin films. We expect lasers, CVD and PVD systems to explode at very short term with a CAGR of 40% “

Many equipment or material manufacturers want to have the best information and analysis to evaluate the opportunities, risks and trends of the PV market. They want to understand how innovation (lightweight, versatility, aesthetic …) or process optimization can reduce manufacturing cost and provide competitive advantage. The PVTEAM report will help many equipment and materials supplier understand customer’s technical requirements for industrialization and mass production.

PVTEAM provides a thorough quantification of the market until 2015 and describes the manufacturing processes of the nine main technologies: Si wafer based, Si thin wafer based, a-SI, Tandem a-Si/µSi, III-V,CIS/CIGS, CdTe, Dye sensitized solar cells, Organic solar cells.

SEMI Members should use the SEMI Store if they want to take advantage of the 25% discount (Member prices is 2.620 euro). Please go to for more information.

SEMICON Europa focus on Photovoltaic

9-11 October 2007
New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Germany