MEMC Celebrates Production Of One Millionth Solar Module With Manufacturer Flextronics

  MEMC Celebrates Production Of One Millionth Solar Module With Manufacturer

PR Newswire

PORT OF TANJUNG PELEPAS, Malaysia, Jan. 29, 2013

PORT OF TANJUNG PELEPAS, Malaysia, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MEMC
Singapore Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials,
Inc. (NYSE:WFR), and Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX), today celebrated the
production of the one millionth MEMC Silvantis™ solar module at the
Flextronics facility in Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Johor, Malaysia.

The MEMC Silvantis™ solar modules are installed around the world at commercial
and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) projects developed by MEMC's solar energy
subsidiary, SunEdison, and other global customers of MEMC. Flextronics began
manufacturing solar modules for MEMC at PTP in May 2011 following a strategic
relationship expansion agreement between the companies. It is estimated that
over the course of 20 years, the solar energy produced by these modules will
deliver enough electricity to power approximately 700,000 households and
offset carbon emissions equivalent to removing over one million cars from the

"Flextronics is extremely proud to be helping MEMC achieve its goal of making
solar power an economically viable and ubiquitous energy source," said
Jeannine Sargent, Flextronics President, Energy. She added, "Today's
milestone underscores what companies can achieve when they work together to
leverage core expertise for a common goal."

Flextronics PTP was selected to manufacture MEMC's solar panels due to its
highly-experienced team and close proximity to solar cell suppliers and the
Port of Tanjung Pelepas, one of the world's fastest growing ports in South
East Asia.

"Flextronics has been a reliable partner in helping us ramp up our module
business," said Gokul Krishnan, General Manager, Modules Business Unit.
"Their module manufacturing capabilities paired with our product design
expertise is helping us deliver exceptional value to customers. Achieving a
one million module milestone is testament to the success of this alliance."

About MEMC

MEMC is a world leader in semiconductor and solar technology. MEMC has been a
pioneer in the design and development of silicon wafer technologies for over
50 years. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Europe, andAsia,
MEMC enables the next generation of high performance semiconductor devices and
solar cells. Through its SunEdison subsidiary, MEMC is also a developer of
solar power projects and a worldwide leader in solar energy services. MEMC's
common stock is listed on theNew York Stock Exchangeunder the symbol "WFR".
For more information about MEMC, please

About SunEdison

SunEdison is a global provider of solar-energy services. The company develops
finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using proven
photovoltaic technologies, delivering fully managed, and predictably priced
solar energy services for its commercial, government and utility customers. In
2011, SunEdison interconnected approximately 300 Megawatts of solar throughout
the world. For more information about SunEdison, please visit

About Flextronics

Flextronics is a leading Fortune Global 500 Electronics Manufacturing Services
(EMS) provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and
manufacturing services to automotive, aerospace and defense, computing,
consumer, digital, energy, industrial, infrastructure, medical and mobile
OEMs. We design, build, ship and service electronics products for our
customers through a network of facilities in 30 countries on four continents.
We provide after-market and field services to support customer end-to-end
supply chain requirements. By combining design and engineering solutions with
core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, vertically integrated
with components technologies, we optimize our customers' operations, lower
their costs and reduce time to market. For more information, please visit or follows us on Twitter @flextronics.

Dawn Brister
SunEdison (407) 414-0526

Aaron Perlut
Elasticity for SunEdison (314) 800-7218

Renee Brotherton, Flextronics
Vice President, Corporate Communications (408) 576-7189

Kevin Kessel
Vice President, Investor Relations (408) 576-7985

SOURCE Flextronics

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