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EANS-News: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and M-Cells, China, Sign Agreement and Expand Technologic Cooperation for the Production of Efficient Crystalline Silicon Cells


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SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and M-Cells, China, Sign Agreement and Expand Technologic
Cooperation for the Production of Efficient Crystalline Silicon Cells

Kahl am Main, March 25, 2013 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES (SINGULUS), supplier of
modern equipment and process technology for silicon and thin-film solar cells
signed a "Letter of Intent" with M-Cells, a globally leading solar cell
producer in China, on March 12, 2013.ith M-Cells, a llor silicon and thin-film
solar cells signed a letter of  the Mastering division in the Optical

SINGULUS and M-Cells agreed in this LOI to expand the technologic cooperation
for the mass production of crystalline silicon cells.
The Chief Executive Officer of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck,
and the Managing Director of M-Cells, Mr. Jian Li, affirmed the intention of
both companies to cooperate in the area of solar production.

The declared goal of the cooperation is the use of SINGULUS' photovoltaic
production machines of the next generation for the passivation of cell rear
sides with aluminum oxide including the solution for wet-chemical processes in
M-Cells' factory in China in order to improve the current cell efficiency
offered by M-Cells by up to 1 %. The competitiveness of M-Cells in the solar
industry will be improved considerably through the use of this equipment
technology.

"The demand for solar cells with significantly higher efficiency grows and we
are pleased to be able to combine the latest and up-to-date technology from
Germany with the expertise of M-Cells towards a mutual success", comments Dr.-
Ing. Stefan Rink. Mr Jian Li, CEO of M-Cells, welcomes the cooperation with
SINGULUS, "M-Cells today already has a good basis in the segment of multi cell
efficiency with up to 18 %, and I firmly believe that - together with SINGULUS
- there will be easily made progress and that M-Cells will have a leading role
in the world.



Background PERC:
The trend in the solar industry towards ever thinner wafers for crystalline
solar cells with higher levels of efficiency at the same time requires an
improved surface passivation of the cell rear side. For the market of
crystalline solar cells, the introduction of the new PERC cells is expected in
the next years. In 2012, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES cooperated with the Institute
for Solar Energy Research Hameln (ISFH) for the further development of the cell
technology. In this cooperation it was possible to enhance the efficiency of
screen printing silicon solar cells from the customary range of 17.0 % to 18.5
% in the PV industry to a record level of 20.1 %.

Profile SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES:
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES develops innovative technologies for efficient production
processes, which only make use of resources conservatively. New production
technology combined with sustainable processes and the use of new materials can
decouple the use of resources from economic growth in the long-term. SINGULUS
TECHNOLOGIES' innovative power and competitiveness are strengthened by these
new technologic developments.

With the Optical Disc segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is the market leader for
CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc production equipment. As the only engineering company
worldwide SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES today already provides the machine technology
for three-layer Blu-ray Discs with a storage volume of about 100 GB.

In the Solar division SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is a recognized supplier for new
machines concepts and production processes for crystalline and thin-film solar
cells, which increase the efficiency of solar cells and reduce their production
costs.  SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES establishes itself as a development partner and
machine supplier for technologies enabling a sustainable energy provision on
the basis of renewable energies.

In the Semiconductor segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES focuses its activities on
the vacuum coating of wafers with ultra thin layers for the production of MRAM
memory, thin-film write/read heads and other semiconductor applications.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES continues to expand its know-how in vacuum coating, the
automation and process technology as well as the integration of manufacturing
lines in order to develop new work areas. To strengthen the existing business
activities SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is currently reviewing concrete acquisition
opportunities.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, Hanauer Landstrasse 103,
D-63796 Kahl/Main, ISIN: DE0007238909, WKN: 723890
Contact:
Maren Schuster, Investor Relations, Tel.: + 49 (0) 160 9609 0279
Bernhard Krause, Corporate Communications, Tel.: + 49 (0) 1709202924


Further inquiry note:
Bernhard Krause
Unternehmenssprecher
Tel.: + 49 (0) 6181 98280 20
E-Mail: Bernhard.Krause@go-metacom.de

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