October 22, 2008

SemiSouth Announces Addition of Industry Veterans to Commercialize Breakthrough Silicon Carbide Products for Renewable Markets

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., a clean energy enabler specializing in silicon carbide (SiC) based power management, announced today the appointments of Chris Thompson and Dan Schwob as Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Sales, respectively. Mr. Thompson and Mr. Schwob bring decades of global experience in the solar, wind, and power electronics markets to help SemiSouth capitalize on their new breakthrough products.

"Dan is a veteran power semiconductor sales and marketing executive, having built sales organizations and market share at our target customers in solar, IT and Telecom Power markets while at IXYS. His global experience and industry relationships with customers and sales channels will be a big asset," said Kenney Roberts, CEO of SemiSouth.

"We are equally excited to have Chris come on board. Not only does he bring a wealth of global experience developing and launching products for the solar, wind, and datacenter industries, but as a past customer of SiC devices, he understands the high value they can offer in many of our target markets," said Jeff Casady, CTO and Founder of SemiSouth.

Mr. Thompson has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and product development in renewable energy, datacenters, UPS, and other high growth markets. Prior to joining SemiSouth, Mr. Thompson served as Vice President and General Manager of Solar Inverters for Advanced Energy Industries. Chris has held earlier positions as Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at Xantrex Technology and Director of Datacenter Power Solutions at American Power Conversion.

Mr. Schwob joins SemiSouth with over 30 years experience in sales and marketing of power electronics and semiconductor devices. Prior to joining SemiSouth, Mr. Schwob served as Vice President of Marketing for iWatt Corporation and VP of Sales at IXYS.

About SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc.

Founded in 2000, with headquarters in Austin, Texas and manufacturing in Starkville, Mississippi, SemiSouth is a leading provider of silicon carbide (SiC) based devices. As an industry leader in the development and manufacture of SiC electrical components and materials for solar, wind, datacenter, and other high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management applications, SemiSouth provides discrete power devices and SiC epiwafers. SemiSouth's proprietary technology enables SiC-based semiconductor devices that offer significant advantages over competing products based on silicon or other semiconductor materials.

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