AU Optronics's M.Setek Unit to Stop Making Polysilicon for Solar

  • Prices have plunged for the raw material in photovoltaics
  • M.Setek didn't rank among top 10 makers of the material

M.Setek Co., a Tokyo-based unit of the electronics maker AU Optronics Corp. of Taiwan, will halt production of polysilicon for the solar industry and take a charge of 24.65 billion yen ($208 million) to write down assets.

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