02/10/10

Amtech Reiterates Fiscal 2010 Revenue Guidance: $100-$105 Million
Expects Significant Positive Operating Leverage in Fiscal Q3 and Q4

TEMPE, Ariz.--Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and silicon wafers, today reiterated its outlook for fiscal 2010 that the Company provided in its first quarter fiscal 2010 results press release on February 9, 2010.

Amtech anticipates revenues in fiscal 2010 to be in the range of $100-$105 million, an 88% to 98% increase from fiscal 2009, with the bulk of the increase occurring in the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2010. The Company is making a substantial investment in labor, research and development, and facilities to support the growth. These investments will have a short-term negative impact on operating results in the second quarter. Amtech anticipates fiscal 2010 second quarter revenues in the range of $17-$19 million and an operating margin of breakeven to slightly negative due to the build up of production capacity. However, for its fiscal 2010 third and fourth quarters, Amtech expects to see significant positive operating leverage from its business model.

About Amtech Systems, Inc.
Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal processing equipment and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells and semiconductor devices. 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 solar cells, computers, telecommunications devices, automotive products, consumer goods, and industrial automation and control systems. The Company’s wafer handling, thermal processing and consumable products currently address the diffusion, oxidation, deposition, and PSG removal steps used in the fabrication of solar cells, semiconductors, MEMS and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers.

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Contacts:

Amtech Systems, Inc
Bradley C. Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
(480) 967-5146
MKR Group, Inc.
 Investor Relations
Todd Kehrli or Jim Byers
 (323) 468-2300


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