GT Advanced Technologies opens new crystal growth facility to meet imminent silicon carbide market boom, reports Rebecca Pool.

In June this year, US-based GT Advanced Technologies, opened a state-of-the-art silicon carbide manufacturing plant in Hudson, New Hampshire. Equipment, including crystal furnaces, has been shipped over from the company’s former Merrimack facility, sold in December 2016. And as GTAT chief executive, Greg Knight, puts it: “Merrimack was designed for a very different business so we’re now at Hudson, which has been designed from the ground up for this business.”

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