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                                          UPS maker Powercom has indicated that it plans
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                                          the eastern coast of Taiwan. Powercom already
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                                             Construction is set to begin soon with capacity to start coming online in the fourth quarter of                                             More...
  username                                   2009. First-phase capacity is set at 1,500 metric tons. Powercom detailed that eight phases of
                                             capacity are scheduled, with the total amount to reach 12,000 metric tons.
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                                          Industry sources indicated that the polysilicon fab will produce via the traditional Siemens                    Taiwan motherboard industry
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                                          method, with technology to be inherited from Germany and the US. Investors added in saying
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Sections                                     Powercom's motivation to construct the fab is the improving performance at its solar cell
 Home                                        subsidiary Top Green Energy, the sources said. Top Green has posted poorer-than-expected                     Taiwan handset industry
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