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Amtech bags $10 million for solar manufacturing

28th February 2014
The firm has received its second orders from solar technology stalwarts in Korea and Taiwan for PECVD tools
Amtech Systems, a supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, has received approximately $10 million in new solar orders.

These include orders for its diffusion and PECVD systems from respected solar technology manufacturers in Korea and Taiwan. 

The orders are expected to ship within the next six months.

Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, comments, "We are very pleased to see this new demand for our products from solar technology leaders in Asia. These industry leaders reflect the increasing demand for solar technology solutions and a renewed market interest in adding new, highly productive capacity to meet the goal of higher solar cell efficiency at a lower total cost of ownership."

He adds, "We continue to have discussions with both current and potential new customers about our leading-edge technology solutions including our ion implant system, N-type and PECVD technologies. We are proud of securing the second PECVD production order, and believe our new PECVD system alone has the potential to more than double our served available market."

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.

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