Longi Solar has ordered 400 Czochralski (CZ) process crystal growers from Dalian Linton NC Machine Co. Ltd. Engineers from Linton Crystal Technologies in Rochester, N.Y., will work with Longi to customize the growers to the company’s production and quality requirements. Longi began increasing its silicon ingot and wafer manufacturing capacity this spring, at the time purchasing more than 1,000 growers from LCT.
“Longi’s continued selection of LCT growers for their expanding operations is a testament to both the strength of our products and our process engineering support,” says Todd Barnum, COO of Linton Crystal Technologies. “Our customers continue to come back to us for the powerful combination of well-engineered machines and the expert support needed to make them as efficient and productive as possible.”
Linton Crystal Technologies is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of CZ furnaces for producing monocrystalline ingots for the semiconductor, machined part and solar industries. The company specializes in silicon and produces equipment for materials such as germanium and gallium arsenide and InSb. They also provide diamond wire saws and specialized equipment for shaping and polishing ingots and cutting them into wafers. Additionally, LCT offers the technical and process engineering support and replacement parts to help clients get businesses off the ground, improve productivity and continue to innovate.