TEMPE, USA: Amtech Systems Inc., a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and silicon wafers, announced that its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems Inc., has shipped one of its market-leading diffusion furnace systems to a prominent solar research institute located in Asia.
A second diffusion system is scheduled to ship in the March quarter to a leading solar research institute in Australia. These orders were received in fiscal 2009.
J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented: “We are pleased to see such strong interest in our solar products from these prominent solar research institutes and believe these orders validate our growing technology expertise in the front-end manufacturing of solar cells.
"The race to higher solar-cell conversion efficiency is intense and we believe we are well positioned to support our customers in achieving higher efficiencies and becoming a technology turnkey product supplier to the diffusion, PSG, and PECVD markets.”