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China-531 to accelerate demise of multi; polysilicon consumption decline to 3g/W by 2022

Sep 06, 2018 1:03 PM BST By Finlay Colville, Head of Research, PV-Tech & Solar Media Ltd., Solar Media. Much has been written and voiced over the past couple of months in the PV industry, following the so-called China-531 policy announcement that finally provided a wake-up call to Chinese manufacturers that their domestic end-market was not going[…]

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The ultra-pure, super-secret sand that makes your phone possible

The processor that makes your laptop or cell phone work was fabricated using quartz from this obscure Appalachian backwater. BY VINCE BEISER https://www.wired.com/story/book-excerpt-science-of-ultra-pure-silicon/ FRESH FROM CHURCH on a cool, overcast Sunday morning in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Alex Glover slides onto the plastic bench of a McDonald’s booth. He rummages through his knapsack, then pulls[…]