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Posted: October 21, 2008

Amtech Receives Initial $3M Order From European Solar Turnkey Systems Supplier

(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 an order for its solar diffusion systems valued at approximately $3 million from a new customer that is a European-based supplier of solar turnkey systems.
J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “This order from a turnkey supplier represents a new marketing channel for Amtech within the solar market, further validating the quality and superiority of our products and creating opportunities for additional revenue streams. Our objective is to further penetrate the turnkey universe and we will continue to pursue suppliers to provide our tools that we believe are best of class.”
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: Amtech Systems (press release)
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