Volunteer Day USA
Wednesday September 1, 2021

On August 23rd 2021, The Quartz Corp hosted its annual Volunteer Impact Day.  80 employees spent the day volunteering their time and resources throughout Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties.  Each year The Quartz Corp partners with school districts, non-profits, and community members to address needs within the region.  This video exemplifies our values in action and what it

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Semiconductor Industry Update: Mid Year Review
Monday June 28, 2021

The semiconductor industry:  An ever-expanding market, essential to our everyday life. But what trends have we seen in 2021, especially in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic?  Covid-19 put enormous pressure on all supply chains, with closures of manufacturing plants leading to shortages across numerous sectors. The technology sector especially suffered, with laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other high tech device demand skyrocketing as people were furloughed or working from home. 

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TQC Volunteer Day – Drag 2021
Thursday June 17, 2021

On Friday the 11th of June, 2021, TQC Drag hosted their first volunteer day in the small town in Northern Norway. Volunteers, made up of both employees from TQC and the wider community, started their work at 8am, happy and enthusiastic to help out through the day. The day was a fantastic success, with our

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How Do Our Products Help You in Your Everyday Life?
Monday February 15, 2021

At The Quartz Corp we provide high purity quartz sand, which is used in a wide range of speciality products that you likely use on a day to day basis. It may surprise you to know that high purity quartz is an essential material in the semiconductor, solar, and fibre optic industries. Semiconductors are the

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Positive start to 2021 in Fibre
Wednesday February 3, 2021

The increase in consumers working from home, due to the coronavirus pandemic, means that connecting with one another online has never been so important.  Consumers and businesses alike are always looking for the best performance internet and connectivity, the optical fibre market is increasing at a faster rate than ever before.  There is no sign

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The Impact of Covid on Solar Power
Friday December 4, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted industries across the globe, and solar has been no exception.  The outlook for solar has changed dramatically, with the US seeing a 38% decline in employment of workers in the field through June 2020 compared to 2019 (SEIA).  However, as the world is finding a “new normal” within which to work, the

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The Cyclical Nature of the Semiconductor Industry
Monday February 10, 2020

The semiconductor industry is famous for being a cyclical industry, due to the relatively short lifespan of semiconductor items, where technology becomes obsolete quickly when new and faster applications are developed.  Upswings in the industry occur when advances are made, causing high demand and short supply of the advanced products. On the flip side, oversupply

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Solar Reaching Grid Parity Levels in Many Countries Globally
Monday November 4, 2019

Solar prices have been declining rapidly over the last 10 years, making the renewable energy source more and more affordable, globally.  According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), solar and wind power have already reached grid parity in a number of European countries, China, and the State of California (PV Magazine).  The key drivers behind

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How Fiber Optics Have Changed the World
Monday October 28, 2019

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Top Trends in the Semiconductor Industry
Monday October 7, 2019

The semiconductor industry has experienced a downturn this year, but that does not mean that individual markets are not thriving.  Demand for semiconductors in China, 5G communications, autonomous vehicles, and the Internet of Things are just four of the key trends driving the semiconductor market in 2019. First, the strong market that is China is

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