Q-Cells Selects Flextronics to Manufacture 200 Megawatts of Solar Modules

March 24, 2010

Deal represents one of the largest solar manufacturing contracts awarded in the industry to date

SINGAPORE, March 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to produce solar modules for Q-Cells SE, one of the world's largest solar cell producers. The deal, which is one of the largest solar manufacturing contracts awarded in the industry to date, positions Flextronics as the leading EMS player in the Clean Tech market.

Flextronics will dedicate 200 Megawatts of the capacity at its Clean Tech Super Site in Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Malaysia, to the production of Q-Cells' solar modules. This highly strategic location provides Q-Cells with a world-class solution and capitalizes on the solar supply chain that is rapidly evolving in Malaysia. Q-Cells is expected to benefit from an optimized supply chain in terms of product costs and logistics to its end markets, and ultimately a strengthened market position by leveraging Flextronics' scale and manufacturing expertise.

Nedim Cen, CEO of Q-Cells SE, stated, "We are very pleased to have found an experienced, flexible partner in Flextronics who will support us in expanding our product range by crystalline modules. This partnership represents a major milestone in the strategic positioning of our company."

"The manufacture of solar modules for Q-Cells aligns fully with one of the major strategic initiatives of Flextronics, which is to establish Flextronics as the OEM partner of choice in Clean Tech, where we are actively driving the delivery of sustainable, environmentally-conscious technology solutions for Clean Tech customers," stated EC Sykes, president of Flextronics Industrial. "We are very happy to have been chosen by Q-Cells and continue to develop our working partnership with the Q-Cells team."

Production is underway, with the first Q-Cells modules produced in mid-March.

About Flextronics

Headquartered in Singapore (Singapore Reg. No. 199002645H), Flextronics is a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical and mobile OEMs. Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship, and service electronics products through a network of facilities in 30 countries on four continents. This global presence provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimize customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market. For more information, please visit www.flextronics.com.

SOURCE Flextronics

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