30 Jan '17, 2am
TAIWAN ROUND UP: December and full-year sales for SAS, GET, Motech, Gintech, NSP, E-Ton and Solartec
Taiwan-based PV manufacturers were impacted by a slump in demand in the second half of 2016. Sino-American Silicon Taiwan-headquartered integrated PV manufacturer Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has reported a major increase in December revenue, due to the inclusion of sales by recently acquired SunEdison Semiconductor. SAS reported total December, 2016 revenue of NT$4.72 billion (US$147.8 million), compared with NT$2.76 billion (US$86.78 million) in November. Consolidated revenue for 2016 was reported to be a new record of NT$31.6 billion, while unaudited revenue of SAS’s solar business was put at NT$13.2 billion (US$410 million). SAS noted that it planned to aggressively expand investment in its downstream PV power plant business both in Taiwan and other unspecified countries in 2017, which would be supported by using its in-house high efficiency wafers, cells and modules. T...