MEMC Receives Supplier Excellence Award from TSMC

December 15, 2009

ST. PETERS, Mo., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR), a leading provider of silicon wafers and North America’s largest solar energy services provider, has received the Supplier of Excellence award from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The award was presented on December 4 during TSMC’s annual supply chain management forum in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

In a press release announcing the award, TSMC CEO Dr. Morris Chang cited technology leadership and manufacturing excellence as strengths of the company and attributed strong supplier partnerships as a key to its success.

“Technology and innovation are cornerstones of our business, so we are especially pleased to be recognized by one of the technology leaders in the semiconductor industry,” said John Kauffmann, senior vice president of sales for MEMC Electronic Materials.

“This award also demonstrates our renewed commitment to excellence in customer service. As a local supplier in Taiwan, as well as other key manufacturing centers worldwide, we are able to serve TSMC with on-time delivery of high-quality products and world-class service.”

About MEMC

MEMC is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of wafers and related intermediate products to the semiconductor and solar industries. With the recent acquisition of SunEdison, MEMC is also a developer of solar power projects and North America’s largest solar energy services provider.

MEMC has been a pioneer in the design and development of silicon wafer technologies for 50 years. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, MEMC enables the next generation of high performance semiconductor devices and solar cells.

MEMC’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WFR” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information about MEMC, please visit www.memc.com.

SOURCE MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.

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