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Silicor Materials Honors Chairman John Corrent

August 21, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With heavy hearts, the Silicor Materials team confirms the sudden passing of its beloved Chairman, John Correnti, at the age of 68.

Mr. Correnti is best known for his innovations in the steel industry—expertise he brought to Silicor's metals-based process. John most recently served as the Chairman and CEO of Arkansas-based Big River Steel.

"John was a revolutionary thinker, a respected leader, and a dear friend," said Silicor CEO Theresa Jester. "His profound impact on Silicor Materials—not just on our business, but also on the men and women he guided along the way—will be forever felt. Like so many others, we are fortunate to have known John, and we will miss him immensely."

Ms. Jester will assume Mr. Correnti's role on the Silicor Board of Directors.

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November 30, 2015

Silicor Materials Commits to Carbon Neutrality at Iceland Solar Silicon Plant

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Silicor Materials, a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon, today announced an initiative to achieve a carbon-neutral status at its commercial manufacturing facility in Grundartangi, Iceland.

August 10, 2016

Silicor Materials and AM Technical Solutions Close $8.9M USD Project Management Contract

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Silicor Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, today announced the signing of a contract with AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) – a construction and project management and facility solutions firm for the high tech markets – for the project management of Silicor’s first commercial-scale plant in Grundartangi, Iceland. The project is expected to break ground before the end of 2016 and be fully operational by 2019.

May 31, 2017

Silicor Materials Announces Production of PERC Mono Cells at 20% Efficiency Using Its Standard Solar Silicon

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Silicor Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, announced today that in its first ever attempt, the company has produced p-type mono PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) cells at approximately 20 percent efficiency, using 100 percent of its standard silicon feedstock.