Kyocera Corp. recently announced that it is the only solar module manufacturer to rank as a Performance Leader in all six categories in independent testing by PV Evolution Labs, as reported in GTM Research’s July 2014 “PV Module Reliability Scorecard.”
Morgan Advanced Materials recently announced new solutions in sacrificial wear layers to extend the life of alumina or beryllia electrostatic chucks (ESCs) for semiconductor, solar and LED applications.
We evaluated survey details combined with information gleaned from company websites, annual reports, press releases, etc. to develop the rankings.
September 2, 2014
We’re pleased to present the second annual CI Top 10! Following the success of the inaugural ranking last year, and taking into account your suggestions, we’ve expanded the scope of the CI Top 10 to include not only the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced ceramics, but also advanced glasses and refractories.
According to a 2011 report by the National Association of Manufacturers, 67% of manufacturers struggle with a shortage of skilled workers, and 56% believe the need will only increase in the next few years.