Nitol Solar Ltd. joins SEMI as a Corporate Member

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Nitol Solar Ltd. joins SEMI as a Corporate Member

Moscow, Russia – 26 October, 2009 – Nitol Solar Ltd., the leading PV market player in Russia, has joined SEMI as a Corporate Member and Member of PV Group.

Nitol Solar is an international, vertically integrated company whose main business activities are scientific development and manufacture of products used to generate solar energy.

Nitol’s current and envisaged product groups include the value chain from trichlorosilane to polycrystalline silicon and monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon wafers. Production is based at the Nitol Solar factory at Usolie-Sibirskoe, Irkutsk region, Russia. Nitol's products are sold to a range of international customers, principally in Europe and Southeastern Asia.

Drawing on a 70-year heritage in the Russian chemical industry, Nitol Solar is currently developing a prominent position in the global solar industry.

"Joining SEMI is a next step of cooperation between Nitol and SEMI association. SEMI membership will reinforce the development of Nitol Solar and the entire PV industry in Russia, and will invest into growing integration of the global PV societies," said Dmitry Kotenko, CEO of Nitol Solar.

Heinz Kundert, the President of SEMI Europe/CIS, said, "Nitol Solar is the leading PV player in Russia, and their membership in SEMI marks the next step of integration of Russia into the global solar industry. Local R&D and industry potential, as well as the growing support from the State, create the basis for turning Russia into one of the leading members of the global PV industry – from the materials and devices to employing solar energy".

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit


Steve Buehler/SEMI US

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