Former Hynix plant to go solar

The South Korean company buying the defunct Hynix plant wants to convert it to solar manufacturing.

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South Korean company Uni-Chem – which plans to buy Hynix’s former computer chip plant in Eugene for $50 million – wants to use the facility to jump into the solar business.

Timing is critical because industry analysts predict that the United States will be the “next big market” for solar in coming years, Uni-Chem spokesman Yoon Ho Kim said.

As a newcomer to the solar industry, Uni-Chem wants to get started quickly, he said. “The faster you are able to come into the market, the bigger the piece of the pie you’re able to receive,” Kim said.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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