Soitecs Touwsrivier Project rated by Moodys

Bernin, France, 12th December 2012 – Soitec (Euronext Paris), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for energy and electronics, today provides update about its 44 MWp solar project in South Africa.

In connection with the financing of its Touwsrivier solar project in South Africa, Soitec recently engaged Moody’s to rate the project for potentially raising debt on the capital markets.  The provisional rating was concluded by Moody’s with the supportive outcome of (P)

Moody’s press release is available on its web site:


Q3 Sales for the financial year 2012-2013 will be published on 22 January 2013 after the close of the Paris Stock Exchange.

About Soitec

Soitec is an international manufacturing company, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials at the frontier of the most exciting energy and electronic challenges. Soitec’s products include substrates for microelectronics (most notably SOI : Silicon-on-Insulator) and concentrating photovoltaic systems (CPV). The company’s core technologies are Smart Cut™, Smart Stacking™ and Concentrix™, as well as expertise in epitaxy. Applications include consumer and mobile electronics, microelectronics-driven IT, telecommunications, automotive electronics, lighting products and solar power plants for large-scale utilities. Soitec has manufacturing plants and R&D centers in France, Singapore, Germany, and the United States.

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