Friday, February 08, 2013

Amtech Announces New Solar Orders


TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced that its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has received approximately $5.3 million in new solar orders for its diffusion processing systems from one of its key customers, a top tier solar company in Asia, for their new multi-hundred megawatt capacity expansion.  These systems are expected to ship within the next six months.

Mr. Fokko Pentinga , Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "We are very pleased to see this core, industry-leading customer adding new, highly productive capacity and we continue to work closely with our customers and research partners to advance our solar technology solutions.  This demonstrates our ability to offer a superior diffusion technology and support for our valued customers."

About Amtech Systems, Inc.
Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal processing and ion implant equipment and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells, LED 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, LEDs, semiconductors, MEMS and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers.