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Eyelit's Award-winning Integrated Manufacturing Execution (MES) Software Selected by centrotherm photovoltaics AG as OEM Solution for Shan Solar Pvt Ltd, PV Panel Producer in India

OEM agreement with centrotherm photovoltaics AG and SYSTEMA GmbH accelerates Eyelit's global expansion and footprint in the Asia-Pacific region's PV MES market

December 8, 2011 3:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TORONTO, Canada—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, semiconductor, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today that centrotherm photovoltaics AG, the world’s leading provider of technology and equipment for the photovoltaic and semiconductor sectors, has selected Eyelit's Enterprise Manufacturing Execution Suite for its PV module production.

centrotherm delivers a complete turnkey solution that easily scales to meet the individual needs of its customers. Eyelit’s solution is a flexible and extensible system that leverages modular software components. This modular design enables centrotherm to mix and match system components as they configure Eyelit’s software solution for various joint projects.

Eyelit and centrotherm have embarked on their first joint venture for Shan Solar Pvt Ltd, a crystalline-silicon PV panel manufacturing plant that recently started production in Chennai, India. The plant is currently able to produce 30 MW of solar modules per year, and Shan Solar will ramp up to 100 MW after a projected expansion. Eyelit MES, Asset Management, Executive Dashboard, and Client Reporting will be used to track, monitor, and provide product visibility throughout the manufacturing process, and to support Shan Solar’s production ramp.

"We chose Eyelit’s MES software solution because the system is designed with a modular architecture, is highly scalable and stable, and has great overall performance. It exactly matches the requirements for this project," said Volker Buschendorf, Head of MES, centrotherm photovoltaics AG.

"We are excited about this OEM partnership. centrotherm has over thirty years of expertise in the photovoltaic industry and is one of the largest equipment suppliers on the market. The fact that they chose Eyelit after a competitive selection process further validates the unique capabilities of Eyelit's software. We enjoy a close working relationship with centrotherm and SYSTEMA, and look forward to expanding our partnership in future ventures," stated Dan Estrada, Eyelit"s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing.

About Eyelit Inc. (www.eyelit.com)

Eyelit Inc. is the leader in Manufacturing Execution and Quality Management (MES and QMS) solutions for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, electronics, semiconductor, and solar industries. Eyelit uniquely delivers a broad set of manufacturing solutions, including Asset Management (Semi E10, SEMI PV2-0709), Factory Integration (Automation), Manufacturing Execution (MES/MOM), Supply Chain Management, Quality Management (CAPA/OCAP/SPC/APC/RMA), and Business Process Management, that enable its customers to rapidly and cost-effectively optimize production and company processes.

With exceptional customer service, Eyelit has time and again proven that superior innovative technology can increase efficiency and value. More than 40 leading companies, including A123 Systems, Ascent Solar, austriamicrosystems, Calisolar, CEA-Leti, centrotherm photovoltaics AG, Deutsche Solar, Dupont Innovalight, FLIR Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Nemotek Technologie, Mentor Graphics, Shan Solar Pvt Ltd, SEMATECH, Solyndra, Tower Semiconductor, Umicore, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.

About centrotherm photovoltaics AG
(www.centrotherm-pv.com)

centrotherm photovoltaics AG, which is based at Blaubeuren, Germany, is the world's leading technology and equipment provider for the photovoltaics sector. The company equips well-known solar companies and new sector entrants with turnkey production lines and single equipment to manufacture silicon, ingots and bricks, crystalline solar cells and modules, and thin film modules. As a consequence, the Group possesses a broad and well-founded technological basis, as well as key equipment at practically all steps of the photovoltaics value chain. centrotherm photovoltaics guarantees its customers important performance parameters such as production capacity, efficiencies, and completion deadlines. The Group employs around 1,900 staff members, and operates in Europe, Asia and the USA. centrotherm photovoltaics achieved revenue in the 2010 financial year of EUR 624,2 million, EBIT of EUR 75.4 million. The company is listed in the TecDAX index on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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Tel: +1 905 502 6184
info@eyelit.com

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