The predecessor of GlobalWafers was the Semiconductor Business of SAS (Sino-American Silicon Products Inc), founded in Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park, 1981. Subsequently, SAS focus on the solar energy field with production lines for solar cells and modules. SAS also engages in downstream power generation system businesses to become one of the most comprehensive vertical-integrated companies nationwide. SAS has actively adjusted its product sales strategy and expanded into silicon material application products in order to expand the product application fields.
GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. is Taiwan’s largest, world’s third-largest and largest non-Japanese wafer manufacturer that specializing in 3” to 12” silicon wafer manufacturing, possessing a complete production line from ingot growth, slicing, etching, diffusion, polishing and epitaxy. Its high value products include Epi wafers, polished wafers, diffusion wafers, annealed wafers, SOI wafers, FZ wafers and compound wafers. Whether in terms of expertise consulting, mutual development and after service, GlobalWafers has received praise from both domestic and foreign customers. Product applications extend through power management, automotive, IT and MEMS.
Deployment in Mainland China – SST
To globalize products and realize the idea of international industry cooperation -“Global Synergy, Local Service” – SAS, the parent company of GlobalWafers, established SST in Mainland China, in 1999 to provide 4”~8” wafers to increase the production flexibility, exploring potential market, and serving local customers. After the formal carve-out on October 1, 2011, SST has become GlobalWafers’ subsidiary with 100% shareholding. .