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Posted: September 15, 2008

Amtech Receives $9 Million Solar Orders for its Diffusion Processing Systems

(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 that its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has received $9.0 million in follow-on solar orders for its diffusion processing systems from two existing customers based in Asia.
J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “These orders reflect the continuing capacity expansion programs we are seeing with our solar customers, and demonstrate the increasing acceptance and demand for our solar products from our worldwide customer base. We remain optimistic about continued strength in our order bookings pipeline.”
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 and deposition steps used in the fabrication of solar cells, semiconductors, MEMS and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers.
Source: Calando Pharmaceutical (press release)
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