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Thanks to S&C's PureWave UPS, August Blackout Has Little Impact on Semiconductor Production.

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FRANKLIN, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2003

The August 2003 blackout affected much of the northeastern US and Canada, but manufacturing went on as usual at Emcore Corporation, a New Jersey semiconductor manufacturer. Seeking to ensure optimum power quality for their critical processes, Emcore installed a 2500-kVA / 2000-kW S&C PureWave UPS(TM) System in June 2002.

Emcore was hit by a variety of voltage disturbances starting around 4:10 p.m. on August 14. The PureWave UPS System protected their production equipment five times during the initial collapse of the power distribution system, with operations ranging from 0.25 to 42 seconds. There was no loss of production.

S&C's PureWave UPS System, available in ratings to 20 MVA, delivers whole-facility protection from utility power source problems for critical power users in data processing, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, and other continuous-process industries. The PureWave UPS System can be installed indoors or out.

A wide range of power quality solutions are available from S&C's Power Quality Products Division. These products include the PureWave UPS, PureWave(R) Source-Transfer System, PureWave DVR(TM) Dynamic Voltage Restorer, PureWave DSTATCOM(R) Distribution Static Compensator, and PureWave AVC(TM) Adaptive VAR Compensator.

S&C Electric Company, headquartered in Chicago, IL, specializes in the development and manufacture of innovative products and services for the electric power industry. S&C's family of PureWave(R) Power Quality Systems have been installed at critical-process facilities worldwide to deliver reliable protection from the power quality problems that can disrupt operation. Information about S&C is available at www.sandc.PQ/PR
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