Founded in 2007, LINTON is a leader in the field of photovoltaic and semiconductor equipment manufacturing in China and the world. From the very beginning, it was born to fill gaps, meet market needs and create value for clients. As the earliest domestic company engaged in the R&D and manufacturing of professional cutting equipment in the photovoltaic field, LINTON has successfully broken the foreign monopoly and taken the lead in promoting the diamond wire cutting technology and equipment in the industry. It has helped lead users significantly reduce the cost of silicon wafers to highlight the advantages of single crystals, and completely replaced imported equipment. With outstanding technology, LINTON continuously upgrades product performance and launches new designs for large size requirements to stay ahead of the industry.
Change the situation that photovoltaic cutting equipment is monopolized by foreign enterprises, and carry out strategic cooperation with clients
Diamond wire slicer promotes industry changes; the acquisition of Kayex ensures its absolute leading position in single crystal furnace equipment
Expanded scale of operation: vertical and horizontal layout - platform framework is formed
The company launched the diamond wire slicer for the first time in China in 2013, which means that it has completed the development of the whole series of main equipment in the photovoltaic silicon wafer cutting process and driven the large-scale promotion of diamond wire cutting technology in the photovoltaic field, forming an important beginning for domestic cutting equipment to completely replace imported equipment in the following few years.
In the same year, LINTON acquired Kayex in the United States to obtain the most leading single-crystal furnace technology in the world's semiconductor and photovoltaic fields, and thus entering the semiconductor field. The Chinese and American teams work together to form highly complementary relationships. Since then, LINTON has achieved key breakthroughs in the photovoltaic field through independent R&D and innovation, in this way, it has developed its main business and made constant innovations with the development of trends such as large size.
Under the background of extensive layout in photovoltaic and semiconductor fields in recent years, LINTON has accelerated the formation of a horizontal and vertical double industrial chain on the dual racing track of photovoltaic and semiconductor.
1. Photovoltaic new energy industrial chain
Based on the one-stop turnkey service of photovoltaic silicon wafer, LINTON extends to the fields of photovoltaic cell and module core equipment + auxiliary materials, and provides customers with intelligent reform and direct output smart factory solutions with strong innovation genes.
2. Semiconductor and new materials industrial chain
As a member of the China Semiconductor Industry Association and The Third Generation Semiconductor Industry Innovation Alliance, LINTON integrates semiconductor and photovoltaic industry experience based on silicon and compound semiconductor crystal growing and processing technology, and continues to extend to the field of material growth equipment and cutting equipment such as silicon carbide and sapphire. While extending the two industrial chains, LINTON accelerates its transformation from a product company specializing in crystal production and processing equipment to a platform company specializing in providing photovoltaic and semiconductor integrated service.
LINTON will work with numerous clients and partners to further create a miracle of great value!
crystalline silicon technology iteration
An important force drives the substitution of monocrystalline for polycrystalline
Fair price network charges
Localization of equipment is the key driving force of cost reduction and efficiency improvement in the industry
Historical contribution & position in the industry
Major events of LINTON since its establishment 15 years ago
The first photovoltaic multi-wire squareness cutting machine has been developed successfully, breaking the monopoly of foreign enterprises in this respect
Listed on the Beijing Stock Exchange to start trading
LINTON launched the world's first 24-inch crystal growing furnace and successfully delivered it to the client
Realized overseas whole line output and built the largest single unit factory in Europe
Took the lead in the batch delivery of photovoltaic diamond wire slicer in China; acquired Kayex's single crystal furnace division under SPX
The establishment of LINTON
Was established under the name Hamco
Created the "Kayex" brandThe first Hamco-Kayex crystal growing furnace was launched
General Signal acquired the Kayex brand
Kayex CG6000 furnace was launched
The first drawing 200mm crystal growing furnace KX150 was launched
Kayex China was established
The world's first drawing 12-inch (300mm) crystal growing furnace KX300 was launched
Fortune 500 SPX acquired General Signal
SPX-Kayex acquired US Ferrofludics (parent company of the former Ferrotec)
The production scale of SPX-Kayex has been tripled
LINTON successfully acquired Kayex and renamed it LINTON Crystal Technologies LCT
Aggressively expanded in the photovoltaic market under the name of LINTON-Kayex
Became the largest supplier of LONGi
Once ranked first in the single-crystal furnace market share
Designed specifically for 24-inch (600mm) crystals, the KX320-600 was introduced, creating another world first
LINTON - Kayex began to expand in Wuxi in southern China
The enterprise has won other new clients, the main business has been booming and the market share rapidly increased.
The new control system is combined with the core customer union technology to make the longest and heaviest 5090mm,
803KG 12-inch crystal rods in the industry.
The cumulative delivery of single crystal furnaces exceeded 10,000 units in 2021
New orders ushered in explosive growth; the market share has been further improved
Major events of Kayex since its establishment 70 years ago
Dalian Xingbei Energy
Fuchuan Intelligent Technology
Lianzhi Intelligent Technology
Lianyin Science and Technology
Dalian Kaiweite Technology
Linton Crystal Technologies Corp
Zhongda Energy Conservation
Lanyue New Material
Zhongchun Hydrogen Technology
Seven Research & Development Centers
Group Research and Development Center
Component Equipment Research and Development Center
Battery Equipment Research and Development Center
Lithium Equipment Research and Development Center
Wire Cutting Equipment Research and Development Center
Research and Develop Resources
70 years of experience in single crystal growth, equipment design and manufacturing originated from the United States
Industry standard setter
In March 2019, the international semiconductor and photovoltaic industry standard SEMI PV-0319 "Single Crystal Furnace Internal Feeder Material Application Guide" edited by the enterprise was officially released
Three major production bases
The core hub of Yangtze River Delta: Wuxi, China
The LINTON Wuxi Base officially started construction on May 1, 2020, the first phase of the project was fully completed in December 2021 and has been put into use successively since October 2020. The phase I project covers an area of 108 mu with 5 workshops, and its construction and production provide a high-quality business site for core departments such as LINTON Kayex and LINTON CNC Research and Development Center. The Phase II project - the third-generation semiconductor demonstration line has been fully launched in 2022, the plant layout planning has been preliminarily finalized, and the procedures of ordering and purchasing of main equipment, the final research draft and the environmental impact assessment are all in progress as planned, and it is expected to be ready for mass trial production by the end of 2023.
An old industrial base in northeast China：Dalian
As a core city with the old industrial base in Northeast China, Dalian has gathered a large number of industrial workers and technical engineers for LINTON's development, in this way, LINTON is able to carry out comprehensive expansion. The Dalian phase II project has overcome a series of difficulties, and resumed construction in 2021 and the automation equipment production base covering an area of 32,151 square meters was completed and put into operation in the same year, providing an urgently needed production base for the production expansion of wire cutting and automation equipment.
World Center for Image Technology: Rochester, USA
Linton Crystal Technology (LCT) in Rochester, New York, USA. Thanks to the prestigious schools on the East Coast of the United States, the abundance of talents and the advantages of traditional industrial manufacturing of the Great Lakes Region, Rochester is known as the "image center of the world." It has always been close to the frontiers of advanced technology and the source of innovation in the world - Kodak, the father of the world's image products, and Bausch & Lomb, the multinational giant of optical instruments and contact lenses, are all based here. Benefiting from the natural environment of industrial manufacturing and technological innovation in Rochester, LCT (formerly US Kayex) has founded and developed the crystal growth and equipment research and development and manufacturing base, and has been continuously showing new vitality in the course of 70 years of development!
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