LDK Solar Appoints Dr. Junwu Liang to Board of Directors
Xinyu City, China and Sunnyvale, CA, March 5, 2008 – LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE:LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Junwu Liang as an independent director to its board of directors.Dr. Liang will serve on LDK's Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
“We are pleased to add Dr. Liang to our board of directors as he brings unique scientific and technological expertise as well as valuable industry knowledge to the position,” said Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. “We believe that Dr. Liang is a great addition to the board and look forward to the contributions he will make to the company.”
Dr.Liang is a professor at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing, China.From 1993 to 2005 Dr. Liang served as Chairman of the Institute of Electronic Materials, CIE.He was previously a faculty member in the Institute of Semiconductors at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.Prior to that, he worked on design and fabrication of integrated circuit devices at the Yichang Semiconductor Factory in Yichang City, Hubei Province, China.Dr.Liang has published extensively in the areas of semiconductor materials fabrication and silicon characterization.He holds nine patents and is the recipient of numerous science and technology prizes in China.He received a Ph.D. in Material Science from the Institute of Metallurgy at the Academy of Sciences, USSR.
With the addition of Dr. Liang, LDK Solar’s Board of Directors now has eight members, three of whom are independent directors.
About LDK Solar
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, the company provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi province in the People's Republic of China. The company's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.
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