Amtech Announces $10.5M In New Solar Orders

May 7, 2014 : Amtech Systems, Inc. a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced it has received approximately $10.5 million in new solar orders, including orders for its market leading diffusion systems from Asian based solar companies. The orders were received subsequent to March 31, 2014, and are expected to ship within the next six to twelve months. 

Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "We are very pleased to announce these new solar orders early in our fiscal third quarter. This progress adds to the healthy bookings we had in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.  We are engaged in ongoing discussions with current and prospective customers regarding their near and longer-term technology objectives and future capacity requirements." 

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, LED 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, and deposition steps used in the fabrication of solar cells, LEDs, semiconductors, MEMS and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers.

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Amtech Systems, Inc.
Bradley C. Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
(480) 967-5146
irelations@Amtechsystems.com

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Investor Relations
Patty Bruner
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