Monosilane is an industrial gas that is used to form silicon films on thin film silicon solar cells and a variety of electronic devices in the semiconductor industry.
The new plant is the very first monosilane facility that Evonik Group will build outside Europe and is expected to contribute significantly to environmental technologies, such as solar power generation.
Dow Corning's monosilane
plant has a capacity of 4,000 metric tons per year.
However, the sales markets for monosilanes
have changed drastically in Japan since then.
This agreement also demonstrates the strength of our technology based on monosilane
, and gives us the confidence to feed the industry's demand for electronic grade silane.
Besides its resistance to microcracking, the DCS Silicide process has other significant benefits over the monosilane
(SiH4) silicide process chemistry that has been used for years in semiconductor production.