Amtech Systems Inc. Reaches $10M In Solar Orders

Amtech Systems Inc. Reaches $10M In Solar Orders

Amtech Systems, Inc., supplier of thermal processing and automation systems and related supplies for the semiconductor and solar cell industries, recently announced the company has received over $10M of solar orders since September 1, 2005, including a recent order totaling approximately $1.6M from the solar cell industry for thermal processing systems. This multi-tool order is a follow-on order from an Asian-based customer who is one of the major manufacturers of solar/photovoltaic cells in the industry, according to the company. The order is expected to ship within the next six months.

J.S. Whang, the Company’s President and CEO, stated, ”To reach the $10 million mark in solar orders is a significant achievement for the Company. I believe this milestone demonstrates our commitment and success in penetrating the solar market and meeting the needs of our customers. We continue to aggressively pursue the solar/photovoltaic market and are actively looking to add new products/technology to complement our existing line of quality solar products.”

Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal semiconductor processing equipment and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices, including solar cells. According to the company, 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 computers, telecommunications devices, automotive products, consumer goods, and industrial automation and control systems. According to them, the Company’s semiconductor handling, thermal processing and consumable products currently address the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers and reclaimed test wafers and the oxidation and deposition steps used in the fabrication of semiconductors, solar cells and MEMS.

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