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Dalian Linton NC Machine Co. Ltd./Linton Crystal Technologies Receive Large Contract from Longi Solar

Rochester, NY—Dalian Linton NC Machine Co. Ltd., of Dalian, China, the sales support partner of Linton Crystal Technologies of Rochester, N.Y., has received a significant equipment order from Longi Solar. Longi recently announced plans to increase its silicon ingot and wafer manufacturing capacity by roughly 12 GW and the new equipment will support that growth.

“We have had a great relationship with Longi for quite some time and are thrilled our products will figure strongly in their expansion plans,” says Todd Barnum, COO of Linton Crystal Technologies.

Longi placed an order for $200 million (US) worth of equipment, including 1,041 Czochralski (CZ) process crystal growers, 144 wire saws and more than 30 grinders. All will be delivered within one year. Linton is customizing the equipment to meet Longi’s specific production and quality requirements.

Linton Crystal Technologies offers customers in the solar and semiconductor industries comprehensive solutions for growing ingots. This includes design and manufacture of furnaces customized to meet their unique crystal specifications, as well as research and development experiences, employee training, process knowledge testing and spare/retrofit parts.

Linton Crystal Technologies is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for producing monocrystalline ingots for the semiconductor and solar industries. The company specializes in silicon and produces equipment for materials such as germanium and gallium arsenide. They also provide technical support, process engineering support and replacement parts to help clients get businesses off the ground, improve productivity and continue to innovate.

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