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 $5 million in solar orders for its diffusion processing
systems from two new customers, one in Asia and the other in Europe. The Asian
order is for multiple systems and the European order is to a solar research
and development institute.
J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “Despite
these difficult economic times, we continue to see acceptance and demand for
our solar products, as demonstrated by these two orders, and are pleased to
further expand our global solar customer base. We 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.