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Posted: December 9, 2009

Amtech Announces $9 Million in Solar Orders

(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 $9 million in solar orders for its diffusion processing systems from several new and existing customers in Asia. The orders are expected to ship within the next six to nine months.
J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “These latest orders represent both new customers and significant follow-on orders from recent new customers for our market-leading solar diffusion systems. They demonstrate the growing solar manufacturing market in Asia and the significant presence that Tempress has developed in the region in a very short period of time through superior diffusion technology. We continue to see excellent quotation activity and remain confident in our ability to execute our solar growth strategy.”
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 (press release)

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