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Meyer Burger offers efficient sapphire solutions for the rapidly

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Thun, 25 October 2012

Meyer Burger offers efficient sapphire solutions for the rapidly growing
mobile cover and touchscreen industry

Based on new, high-performance sapphire technology, Meyer Burger provides
efficient solutions for the industrial production of sapphire covers and
touchscreens for the growing, high-volume mobile market. Industry-leading
companies have expressed significant interest in Meyer Burger's equipment.

Integrated solutions for the sapphire industry
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) develops and produces
integrated system solutions for processing sapphire wafers. These wafers are
used in the production of high-efficiency LEDs as well as in the watchmaking
industry and now also in the - mobile cover and touchscreen industry. In close
cooperation with leading manufacturers of crystallisation furnaces for the
production of sapphire boules using the Kyropulos or heat exchanger method
(such as with ASF), Meyer Burger has developed a technology that processes
sapphire boules into bricks on the basis of diamond wire in a single system.
Usage of diamond wire provides a significant improvement in output compared to
existing solutions, including equipment throughput, cycle times and cost. The
processing of the sapphire boules into bricks on the BrickMaster system
enables industrial production, thereby providing a true alternative to the
prevailing serial production methods. The BrickMaster system makes a sizeable
contribution to reducing production costs of sapphire covers and touchscreens
with the combination of coordinated processes for the pre- and post-processing
of sapphires as well as with innovative measurement and control techniques
used during sapphire processing. The newly developed system for sapphires is
based on the proven BrickMaster system used in the photovoltaic industry to
cut multi-crystalline silicon blocks into bricks.

Market leaders showing strong interest in equipment from Meyer Burger
Leading suppliers of touchscreens for the mobile industry have expressed
strong interest in Meyer Burger's new production process and equipment. A
change in material from glass to sapphire for touchscreen production is under
serious consideration. Such a change offers clear benefits such as industrial
production while also meeting the critical demand for high-quality, stronger
and scratch resistant touchscreens with a long life-cycle.

Further information:

Werner Buchholz
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +41 33 221 25 06
werner.buchholz@meyerburger.com

About Meyer Burger Technology Ltd

www.meyerburger.com

Meyer Burger is a leading global technology Group. Our innovative systems and
production equipment create sustainable value for our customers in
photovoltaics (solar industry), in the semiconductor and optoelectronic
industries as well as other selected industries which focus on semiconductor
materials. The Group currently employs more than 2,500 people across three
continents. In our core business - photovoltaics - integrated systems and
solutions which increase manufacturing performance and efficiency are the
cornerstones of our corporate strategy. The Meyer Burger Group's industry
expertise and leading photovoltaic technologies along the entire value chain
encompass all important production processes, systems and equipment for solar
production from wafers to building integrated solar systems.

The Group's core competencies cover a broad range of production processes,
machines and systems that are used for the production of ultra-thin, high
quality wafers, for coating and optimising as well as inspection and
measurement of high performance solar cells, for laminating, soldering and
testing of solar modules and for building-integrated solar systems.

A worldwide service network including spare parts, consumables, re-grooving
services, process know-how, customer support, after-sales services, training
and other services completes the Group's comprehensive product portfolio.
Meyer Burger Group is represented in Europe, Asia and North America in the
respective key markets and has subsidiaries and own service centres in China,
Germany, India, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore,
Spain, Taiwan and the USA. The company relies on selected independent agents
in other important markets. The registered shares of Meyer Burger Technology
Ltd are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange (Ticker: MBTN).

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