Rome, Osaka and Geneva, October 13, 2010 Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics announced today the appointment of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of their new joint venture company 3Sun by its Board of Directors, constituted at the end of July 2010. The appointment is in line with the agreement signed by Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics on January 4, 2010.
The goal of the joint venture is to start operations at the Catania factory for integrated production of innovative photovoltaic cells and panels.
The new Chairman of 3Sun is Andrea Cuomo, STMicroelectronics Executive Vice President for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region. Cuomo will also retain his position at ST, which he has held since January 2008, and will continue to head up STs Advanced Systems Technology (AST) group and be a member of STs Corporate Strategic Committee. Born in Milan, Italy, in 1954, Cuomo joined SGS Microelettronica, a predecessor company of STMicroelectronics, in 1983.
The new Chief Executive Officer of 3Sun is Mauro Curiale, since January 2007 in charge of Enel SOLE, a subsidiary of Enel Group and a leading company in the construction and management of public and artistic lighting systems. Curiale is also a member of the Board of Directors of AIDI (Italian Lighting Association). Born in Ancona, Italy, in 1952, Curiale began his professional career with ENEL in 1981.
The new Chairman and CEO are members of the 3Sun Board of Directors. The headquarters of 3Sun is in Catania, Italy.
About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company focused on the renewable energy sector with a presence in Europe, North America and Latin America.
Enel Green Power is a global leader in renewables with about 5.800 MW of installed capacity and over 600 plants in 16 countries that produced in 2009 around 21 billion kWh from water, sun, wind, geothermal and biomass.
For more information, please visit www.enelgreenpower.it
Since its founding in 1912, Sharp has developed numerous world-first and Japan-first products, including the first Japan-made radios, TVs, and the worlds first all-transistor/diode desktop calculator. Sharp has contributed to society by commercializing these unique products.
Today, in addition to its core LCD TV business, Sharp is also focusing on its solar cell business. It has been more than 50 years since Sharp first started researching solar cells. Over this long period of time, solar cells made by Sharp have been used not only in residential and industrial applications, but also on lighthouses and satellites, thus proving their long-term reliability. In March 2010, Sharp Corporation started operations at its new thin-film solar cell plant in GREEN FRONT SAKAI, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. For more information, please visit Sharps Web site at http://sharp-world.com/index.html
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Companys net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.
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