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Posted: August 6, 2009

New Orders for $6M for Amtech Reflect Two New Customers for Multiple Systems

(Nanowerk News) Amtech Systems, Inc., a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and silicon wafers, today announced that its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has received approximately $6 million in solar orders for its diffusion processing systems from two new customers in Asia. The orders are for multiple systems to each customer and are expected to ship within the next six to nine months.
J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “We are pleased to further expand our global solar customer base with these two new customer orders, which demonstrate the continued acceptance and demand for our solar products we are seeing despite these difficult economic times. We continue to be optimistic about the long-term growth opportunities in the solar market and our ability to capture that growth by offering multiple solar production tools and becoming a technology turnkey product supplier to the diffusion, PSG, and PECVD markets.”
About Amtech Systems, Inc.
Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal processing equipment and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells and semiconductor devices. Semiconductors, or semiconductor chips, are fabricated on silicon wafer substrates, sliced from ingots, and are part of the circuitry, or electronic components, of many products including solar cells, computers, telecommunications devices, automotive products, consumer goods, and industrial automation and control systems. The Company’s wafer handling, thermal processing and consumable products currently address the diffusion, oxidation, deposition, PECVD, and PSG removal steps used in the fabrication of solar cells, semiconductors, MEMS and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers.
Source: Amtech Systems (press release)
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