Tempress, Solar Subsidiary of Amtech Systems, Wins Second Large Multi-System Order for its Next Generation (HD POCl3) Solar Diffusion System; 1,200MW Installed or Ordered

TEMPE, Ariz., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, today announced that its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, an industry leader for POCl3 and BBr3 (Boron) diffusion, has received a large, multi-system order for its next-generation solar diffusion systems from a leading solar cell and module manufacturer in China. The systems are expected to ship within the next three to nine months.

Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "After successful implementation of approximately 400 megawatts (MW) of HD-POCl3 systems at a top-tier Taiwanese cell producer, we are proud to announce an order of approximately 800MW for our atmospheric high-throughput diffusion system. This new order came from one of the most technologically advanced cell producers in China.

"We are very pleased that our fully integrated, automated, new system platform, including the state-of-the-art HD process, is fully qualified and accepted in the industry at a very critical phase of new selective expansions. This new HD-POCl3 process has demonstrated significantly lower cost of ownership than competing technologies and is providing important benefits to our customers. We continue to believe that we are fully participating in the selective expansion activities ahead of the next full recovery cycle."

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, ion implanters, 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 Systems, Bruce Technologies, PR Hoffman, R2D Automation, Kingstone Semiconductor, SoLayTec, and BTU International. 

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