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Amtech Systems Receives $3 Million in Follow-On Solar Orders

Published on March 11, 2009 at 10:50 PM

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 approximately $3 million in follow-on solar orders for its diffusion processing systems from two new customers, both located in Asia.

J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “We continue to see acceptance and demand for our solar products, as demonstrated by these two follow-on orders. Additionally, we are pleased with the continued high interest in our products and the high quality prospects we generated during and around last week’s photovoltaic show in Munich, Germany. While this March quarter has been difficult for all companies, we remain focused on executing our solar growth plan and continue to be optimistic about the long-term growth opportunities in the solar market.”

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.

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