Amtech Systems: Solar Orders
TEMPE, Arizona - Amtech Systems, Inc. (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 since October 1, 2014, it has received approximately $28 million in orders, including $21 million in orders for its solar products. The $21 million in solar orders includes a significant order from a leading Chinese manufacturer and the previously announced order from Mission Solar Energy. The orders are expected to ship within the next three to nine months.
Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "We are very pleased to announce these orders early in our fiscal 2015. This progress adds to the healthy bookings we had in fiscal 2014 and demonstrates our successful participation in selective capacity expansion opportunities in the current solar market."
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.
Amtech Systems, Inc.
Bradley C. Anderson
Chief Financial Officer