6N Silicon Receives Red Herring Top 50 Award

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - 6N Silicon Inc., has received an
inaugural Red Herring Top 50 Award as one of the most innovative and promising
companies in Canada. The award was presented at the Red Herring Canada
Conference in Mt. Tremblant, Quebec. To view the Red Herring Top 50 list,
please visit http://www.herringevents.com/canada08/Canada50.html.
    "This year showcased some of the most promising Canadian corporations,"
said Red Herring editor-in-chief Joel Dreyfuss. "Choosing the top 50 companies
from a group of 100 finalists was incredibly difficult. The top 50 companies
who were chosen this year should be proud, as competition was strong."
    Paolo Maccario, 6N Silicon CEO added, "Last year, Red Herring recognized
6N Silicon as one of the Top 10 Startups in Canada. This year we have received
even higher honors. We are very pleased to be recognized by Red Herring as one
of Canada's Top 50 overall companies in their first annual competition. This
is a strong endorsement of our continued progress and comes after their
extensive evaluation process."

    Red Herring Top 50 Awards

    Red Herring's first annual Top 50 Awards adds to the success of the
yearly North America 100, Europe 100 and Global 100 events, providing an
opportunity for the nation's Top 50 companies to deliver their message to the
top VCs and other participants throughout North America and abroad. Red
Herring's editorial staff rigorously evaluated the nominees on both
quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance,
technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and
integration into their ecosystem. This unique assessment of potential is
complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company,
allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list an invaluable
instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities
in the industry.

    About Red Herring

    Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world's best high
technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a
variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology
news service; technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders
around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global
innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging
technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit

    6N Silicon Inc.

    6N Silicon has developed a disruptive process for the production of true
solar grade silicon. Due to its high growth, the world's solar PV industry has
faced extreme shortages of purified silicon, the core material requirement. 6N
process offers a high purity product whose production capacity can be added
quickly and at low overall plant cost. Headquartered in the Greater Toronto
Area, 6N Silicon is in the heart of Canada's metal processing industry and
expertise. 6N Silicon is an inaugural recipient of the Deloitte & Touche
Technology Green 15 Award recognizing it as one of the top fifteen green
technology companies in Canada. 6N investors include Good Energies, Ventures
West and Yaletown Venture Partners. For more information, please visit 6N
Silicon's web site at http://www.6nsilicon.com.

For further information:

For further information: Red Herring, Conference Contact: Chris Bonnet
at cbonnet@redherring.com, Phone (650) 428-2900 x 417; Media Contact: Shannon
McCarthy, Terpin Communications at redherring@terpin.com, Phone (310)
821-6100x105; 6N Silicon, David Dunnison, VP Business Development,
david@6nsilicon.com, (905) 795-7800

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