MicroSi, a Phoenix, Arizona-based semiconductor materials supplier known for its photoresists and thermal interface materials used in semiconductor fabrication owned by Shin-Etsu Chemical of Japan, plans to enter the PV materials market in the near future. No further details were revealed.
“The next big opportunity for Shin-Etsu MicroSi is in renewable resource energy related products,” commented John Sesody, company President. “We are working on proprietary developments in both solar and LED. For example, the LED products have a higher light transmission capability, enabling lower power consuming LEDs.”
The news was announced as part of marking MicroSi’s success over the last 20 years as a subsidiary of Shin-Etsu, claiming a CAGR of 20%.