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Enough top-performing CAPS members have turned bullish on MEMC Electronic Materials
MEMC manufactures wafers for the electronics and solar industries, and like Applied Materials, took advantage of a big opportunity to enter the solar market a few years back. In past months, however, solar-cell manufacturers such as Suntech Power
Some CAPS members think solar has bottomed out and believe MEMC will emerge strong from the cyclical downturn. Even if more pain is ahead, many take comfort in the more than $1 billion in cash and short-term investments and very low debt that MEMC holds, which keep it on solid footing. Indeed, the long-term potential of solar is enticing -- according to research company Gartner, 114 million solar panels are estimated to ship in 2013, compared with 32 million in 2009.
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