Applied buys Swiss solar technology player for $475M

Taylor, Colleen
July 2007
Electronic News;7/2/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 27, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the acquisition of HCT Shaping Systems SA, a supplier of precision wafering systems used in manufacturing crystalline silicon (c-Si) substrates for the solar industry, by Applied Materials Inc. The value of the deal is approximately $475 million. It mentions the plan of Applied to install more than 20-kilowatts of solar power generation capability at its Harris Branch manufacturing center in Austin, Texas.


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