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Posted: December 11, 2007

Amtech Systems Announces $3.9 Million Solar Order

(Nanowerk News) Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and silicon wafers, today announced the Company has received a $3.9 million follow-on solar order for diffusion processing systems from an existing solar cell customer based in Taiwan.
For its fiscal 2008 year-to-date (since October 1, 2007), Amtech has received solar orders totaling approximately $19 million, including this most recent order. Amtech expects the $3.9 million follow-on order to ship in fiscal 2008.
“We are very pleased to receive this follow-on order, which reflects the increasing customer acceptance we are seeing for our solar products,” said J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech.
About Amtech Systems, Inc.
Amtech manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal semiconductor 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 computers, telecommunications devices, automotive products, consumer goods, and industrial automation and control systems. Amtech’s semiconductor handling, thermal processing and consumable products currently address the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers and reclaimed test wafers and the oxidation and deposition steps used in the fabrication of solar cells, semiconductors, and MEMS.
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Source: Amtech Systems, Inc.