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  • Delay in the completion of an order
  • High demand for leading Oerlikon solar technology continues unabated
  • Targets for 2007 fully confirmed

Pfäffikon SZ, April 19, 2007 - For the order placed by API, Offenburg, which was announced at the beginning of December 2006, for the delivery of productions systems for thin-film silicon solar modules, a payment delay has occurred. Oerlikon and API are currently working together towards a solution. Production of the plants is proceeding according to plan on the basis of a legally-binding contract. All in all, the demand for Oerlikon's cutting-edge thin film solar technology continues to be very high. At present, Oerlikon is the only provider in the world that can offer and supply turn-key, industrial, technically mature production solutions for thin-film silicon solar modules based on amorphous silicon. The plant, which was delivered to ersol Thin Film in Erfurt at the end of 2006, is currently ramping up production. Based on the strong interest in the market and intensive negotiations with potential customers, Oerlikon is convinced that the 2007 targets defined for the Oerlikon Solar business unit will be met, even with the delay of individual orders.

For further information, please contact:

Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Head of Group Communications

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