Amtech Systems Announces $4.4 Million Additional New Solar Orders


Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of semiconductors, solar cells and wafers, today announced the company has received $4.4 million in additional new solar orders for diffusion processing systems from the solar cell industry; this is in addition to the $4.1 million announced on June 12, 2007. The recent new orders of $4.4 million consist of one new European-based customer, one new Asian-based customer, and a follow-on order from an existing customer.

For its fiscal 2007 year-to-date, Amtech has received approximately $14.1 million of solar orders, including these most recent orders. Amtech expects the $4.4 million in new orders to ship in fiscal 2008.

"We continue to execute our growth plan and generate strong momentum and customer interest for our products within the rapidly growing solar market," said J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech.

About Amtech Systems, Inc.

Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal semiconductor processing equipment and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices and solar cells. 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. The Company's semiconductor handling, thermal processing and consumable products currently address the diffusion, oxidation and deposition steps used in the fabrication of semiconductors, solar cells, MEMS and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers.

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