SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 22, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of the world's highest-efficiency, solar cells and solar panels, today announced that its CEO, Thomas Werner, will keynote the Dow Jones Alternative Energy Conference on October 24th at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The event is being held at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City, Calif. Werner's keynote will be simultaneously webcast on SunPower's web site at http://investors.sunpowercorp.com/events.cfm.
Werner will speak about the company's approach to value chain optimization, its plan to reduce the cost of solar by 50 percent by the year 2012, and SunPower's overall business development strategies.
SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWR) designs, manufactures and delivers high-performance solar electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and utility-scale power plant customers. SunPower high-efficiency solar cells and solar panels generate up to 50 percent more power than conventional solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.sunpowercorp.com. SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY).
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not represent historical facts. We use words such as "will," and "plan" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, the company's plans and expectations regarding our plan to reduce cost of solar by 50 percent by the year 2012. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to us as of the date of this release and current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include a variety of factors, some of which are beyond our control. In particular, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ include risks associated with (i) our ability to ramp new production lines; (ii) our ability to realize expected manufacturing efficiencies; (iii) our ability to reduce kerf loss and otherwise achieve anticipated reductions in polysilicon usage efficiency; (iv) production difficulties that could arise; (v) the success of our ongoing research and development efforts; (vi) our ability to obtain adequate supply of polysilicon, ingots and wafers to manufacture our products and the price we pay for such materials; (vii) the price and availability of cells and solar panels; (viii) business and economic conditions and growth trends in the solar power industry; (ix) the continuation of governmental and related economic incentives promoting the use of solar power; (x) our ability to compete with other companies and competing technologies; (xi) the potential renegotiation of or non-performance by parties to our supply and customer contracts; (xii) unforeseen manufacturing equipment delays at our fabrication facilities and panel factories; and (xiii) other risks described in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 1, 2007, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date, and we are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any responsibility to, update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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