August 7, 2008

Spire Corporation to Announce Second-Quarter 2008 Financial Results on August 13

Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company providing turnkey solar factories and capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules worldwide, today announced that the Company will host its second-quarter 2008 conference call on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. E.T.

On the call, Chairman, CEO, and President, Roger G. Little and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Christian Dufresne will discuss Spire's second-quarter financial results, as well as the Company's business outlook and growth strategy.

Those who wish to listen to the conference call webcast should visit the "Investors" section of the Company's website at The live call also can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-5790 or (201) 689-8328. If you are unable to listen to the live call, the webcast will be archived on the Company's website.

About Spire Corporation

Spire Corporation is a global solar company providing turnkey production lines and capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic cells and modules worldwide. Spire Semiconductor provides processing technology for Spire's solar cell manufacturing lines and offers custom gallium arsenide cells for solar concentrator systems. For corporate or product information, contact Spire Corporation, "The Turnkey Solar Factory Company," at 781-275-6000, or visit

Certain matters described in this news release may be forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk of dependence on market growth, competition and dependence on government agencies and other third parties for funding contract research and services, as well as other factors described in the Company's Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.