DuPont Adds New Energy & Electronics Capabilities to Silicon Valley Technology Center

DuPont Adds New Energy & Electronics Capabilities to Silicon Valley Technology

Expansion to Extend Innovation & Collaboration with Several High Tech Sectors

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DuPont today announced the
expansion of capabilities within its Silicon Valley Technology Center to
include new innovations and collaborations in the fields of energy and
electronics. The company plans to use this center to further accelerate
product and process development, as well as increase application support to
customers around the world and specifically in Silicon Valley.

"For DuPont, this expansion is about collaborating more closely on developing
technological innovations for the broad base of industry sectors we serve,
including solar energy and consumer electronics," said David B. Miller,
president, DuPont Electronics & Communications. "We have a comprehensive
ability to perform research, product development, testing and application
support all under one roof and we're excited about the new innovations now on
our horizon. A stronger presence in the Silicon Valley community means we can
build even stronger relationships that support our customers' success

In 2011, DuPont acquired Innovalight, a Sunnyvale based start-up company
located at the same site. Since the acquisition, DuPont has continued to
invest in facilities, tools as well as lab improvements to enhance the site
capabilities. No other material supplier in the world has capabilities for
fully integrated development, from solar materials, to cell and panel
assembly, manufacturing and testing.

The extended capabilities of this recently renamed DuPont Silicon Valley
Technology Center include commercial-grade tools and process capabilities to
produce solar cells and solar panels. A rooftop testing station for solar
panels is planned for later this year. A new technology lab has been added to
explore the formulation of new DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization
pastes for more efficient solar cells. The lab also will focus on advanced
electronic materials and support overall business growth for systems such as
radar detection, automotive collision avoidance, high-speed wireless
communications, and bendable, stretchable circuit materials to better fit
today's electronic designs.

DuPont is a longtime market leader in advanced materials that enable both the
solar photovoltaic and electronics industries. In solar, DuPont is the
leading supplier of specialty materials with the largest portfolio of products
designed to boost the power output and reliable lifetime of solar panels,
lowering overall system costs and improving system investment returns for
solar. And DuPont continues to innovate in this area. Recently recognized as
a leading solar patent producer by the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index,
DuPont has been granted nearly 200 patents worldwide for solar innovations
since 2008, with over 1,300 patent applications pending.

The Silicon Valley Technology Center is part of a global network of innovation
and technology centers within DuPont that unites its integrated science and
engineering expertise with advanced applications support to benefit its global
customer base, and one of nine global technical centers with a special focus
on solar R&D, application development and testing.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking
statements based on management's current expectations, estimates and
projections. All statements that address expectations or projections about the
future, including statements about the company's strategy for growth, product
development, market position, expected expenditures and financial results are
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identified by words like "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "intends,"
"projects," "indicates," and similar expressions. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties
and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere
in this release and in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission by DuPont, particularly its latest annual report on Form 10-K and
quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as others, could cause results to
differ materially from those stated. These factors include, but are not
limited to changes in the laws, regulations, policies and economic conditions,
including inflation, interest and foreign currency exchange rates, of
countries in which the company does business; competitive pressures;
successful integration of structural changes, including restructuring plans,
acquisitions, divestitures and alliances; cost of raw materials, research and
development of new products, including regulatory approval and market
acceptance; and seasonality of sales of agricultural products.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™ and Solamet® are
registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Video: DuPont Silicon Valley Technology Center – Driving Innovation in Energy
and Electronics.

Photo: DuPont Silicon Valley Technology Center

Caption: DuPont has infused millions of dollars into facilities, tools and
lab improvements to enhance its Silicon Valley Technology Center (formerly
DuPont Innovalight), extending its capabilities in solar energy and other
electronics-focused materials innovations.

Photo: DuPont Silicon Valley Technology Center Solar Cell Lab

Caption: Under one roof, the DuPont Silicon Valley Technology Center houses
facilities for materials development, solar cell and full-size panel assembly,
manufacturing and testing designed to meet customer needs for advanced solar


Contact: Ellen G. Pressley, 919-270-2023,
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