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SOITEC : SOITEC RECEIVES SONY'S BEST PARTNERSHIP AWARD FOR ITS SUPPORT WITH RF-SOI SUBSTRATES

BERNIN, France, Oct. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Soitec (Euronext Paris), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for energy and electronics, has received the Best Partnership Award from Sony Semiconductor. Soitec earned the recognition for outstanding support that has contributed to Sony's success in the radio-frequency (RF) semiconductor market.

Soitec's RF-SOI products include high-resistivity silicon-on-insulator (HR-SOI) and Enhanced Signal Integrity (eSi(TM)) substrates, which are used for manufacturing switches dedicated to the latest generation of smart phones.

While Soitec's standard HR-SOI wafers are capable of meeting 2G and 3G wireless-communication requirements, its eSi substrates achieve much higher linearity and isolation, helping designers to address some of the most advanced LTE requirements at competitive costs. Soitec's RF-SOI products are used today in the majority of smart phones, making them the leading engineered substrates for switches.

"We are very honored to receive this award from Sony recognizing the long partnership between our companies. It demonstrates Soitec's commitment to deliver the enabling substrates that support Sony's RF devices business," said Bernard Aspar, senior vice president and general manager of Soitec's Communication & Power Business Unit.

About Soitec: Soitec is an international manufacturing company, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials at the frontier of the most exciting energy and electronic challenges. Soitec's products include substrates for microelectronics (most notably SOI: silicon-on-insulator) and concentrator photovoltaic systems (CPV). The company's core technologies are Smart Cut(TM), Smart Stacking(TM) and Concentrix(TM), as well as expertise in epitaxy. Applications include consumer and mobile electronics, microelectronics-driven IT, telecommunications, automotive electronics, lighting products and large-scale solar power plants. Soitec has manufacturing plants and R&D centers in France, Singapore, Germany and the United States. For more information, visit: www.soitec.com.

International Media Contacts

(Trade Press) Camille Dufour +33 (0)6 79 49 51 43 camille.dufour@soitec.com

(Business press) Marylen Schmidt +33 (0)6 21 13 66 72 marylen.schmidt@soitec.com

Investor Relations:

Olivier Brice

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olivier.brice@soitec.com

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