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Solyndra, Inc. Selects Eyelit's Integrated Manufacturing Execution (MES), Factory Automation, and Asset Management Suite for its New Factory

Eyelit’s Software is Being Deployed in Solyndra’s FAB 2 to Support Volume Manufacturing of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) Solar Modules and Panels after Successful Earlier Implementation in Solyndra’s Current Manufacturing Facilities

June 3, 2010, 6:48 PM Eastern Standard Time
TORONTO, Canada—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, quality and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, semiconductor, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today that Solyndra, Inc., a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic systems, has selected Eyelit’s Manufacturing Software Suite to support PV production at its new automated factory, located in Fremont, California.

Eyelit’s software is successfully deployed in Solyndra’s first factory to track, monitor and provide full visibility throughout the front-end (process) and back-end (assembly) manufacturing processes. Eyelit’s software provides detailed tube-level traceability and is integrated with Solyndra’s Material Control System, to ensure the correct delivery of product to factory tools with the use of automated guided vehicles, conveyors and robots.

“After evaluating competitive solutions in the marketplace, we concluded that Eyelit continues to be the right choice for Solyndra’s manufacturing software needs going forward. Eyelit offers strong support and they are very open to customer feedback and to working closely with us to continually improve our processes,” said Paula Camporaso, Solyndra’s Vice President of information technology (IT).

"Working in close partnership with Solyndra’s IT team, we have been able to help them to achieve their manufacturing goals with the flexibility to expand to meet future needs,” stated Dan Estrada, Vice-President of Sales and Business Development at Eyelit. “Our ability to work with Solyndra’s unique and highly advanced manufacturing process further illustrates Eyelit’s ability to adapt to the needs of advanced PV manufacturing,” he continued.

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), Supply Chain Management, Quality Management (CAPA/OCAP/SPC/APC/RMA), and Business Process Management, that enables 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 Ascent Solar, austriamicrosystems, CaliSolar, Deutsche Solar, FLIR Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Innovalight, Nemotek, Sematech, Solyndra, Tower Semiconductor, Umicore, and VTI Technologies, rely on Eyelit as a trusted software partner.


Eyelit Inc.
Colleen McArdle
Tel: +1 905 502 6184

"Eyelit is one of a new breed of production management suppliers that "gets it" when it comes to plant software. This is what manufacturers need in order to enhance enterprise performance in real time."