News | October 13, 2008

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. Chooses Diamond Wire Technology's SR200 Filament Saws

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diamond Wire Technology (DWT), the oldest manufacturer of diamond wire and diamond wire saws, announced today that LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar") (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of solar wafers, has chosen Diamond Wire Technology's SR200 Filament Saws to be used in LDK Solar's new 15,000-tons-per-year polysilicon production plant in Xinyu City, China. In comparison to the traditional process of cutting with blades, the SR200 Filament Saw is capable of cutting up to 100% more filaments, with lower kerf, resulting in more material for use in the production of polysilicon rods.

"We are confident that the use of Filament Saw will allow us to meet increasing production needs at a lower cost in our new polysilicon production plant," said Nick Sarno, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. "We look forward to expanding our relationship with Diamond Wire Technology as we continue to grow and increase production."

"As the demand for solar energy increases worldwide, we are committed to providing leaders in the solar industry, such as LDK Solar, with innovative equipment and processes," stated John Brenan, CEO, Diamond Wire Technology. "We are pleased to be in partnership with LDK Solar, and look forward to building a long-standing relationship as we both strive to address the increasing demand for solar energy."

Polysilicon is a highly purified form of silicon that is used to make both semiconductor wafers for microelectronics applications and solar wafers. The chemical vapor deposition process involved in the production of polysilicon takes place in a specialized CVD reactor using a variety of complex chemical processes.

About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK Solar sells wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, LDK Solar provides wafer processing services to solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK Solar's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China. Its office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.

About Diamond Wire Technology

Diamond Wire Technology is the originator and market leader in diamond wire cutting, with over 41 years' experience. In addition to making diamond wire from 140 micron to 380 micron in diameter, Diamond Wire Technology maintains a line of diamond wire saws designed to enhance performance and lower costs. Diamond Wire Technology's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

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