Amtech Announces New Solar Orders

TEMPE, Ariz., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, today announced its solar segment, consisting of Tempress Systems, Inc., R2D Automation, and SoLayTec, has received approximately $27 million in new solar orders since January 1, 2016, including orders previously announced.  Since the beginning of Amtech's fiscal year (October 1, 2015), solar orders now total approximately $50 million and the most recent solar orders include a repeat order for the Company's next generation diffusion systems.  Including non-solar orders, the company has booked approximately $76 million in total orders since the start of its fiscal year.

Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "We are pleased that the strong level of solar bookings, which started in the December quarter, continued into the March quarter. We are seeing healthy quotation activity within our solar segment.  With respect to our goal to have a diversified mix of revenues we are encouraged by the signs of some improvement we are now seeing in our electronics and LED businesses."

About Amtech Systems, Inc.

Amtech Systems, Inc. is a global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the solar, semiconductor / electronics, and LED manufacturing markets.  Amtech's equipment includes diffusion, ALD and PECVD systems and solder reflow systems.  Amtech also supplies wafer handling automation and polishing equipment and related consumable products.  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, printed circuit boards, semiconductor packaging, and the polishing of newly sliced sapphire and silicon wafers.  Amtech's products are recognized under the leading brand names Tempress SystemsTM, Bruce TechnologiesTM, PR HoffmanTM, R2D AutomationTM, SoLayTec, and BTU International. 

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Amtech Systems, Inc.


Bradley C. Anderson

Investor Relations

Chief Financial Officer

Patty Bruner

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