09/14/10
Amtech Systems Added to Ardour Global Alternative Energy Index

TEMPE, Ariz.-- Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS),a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, today announced that it has been added as a new component to the Ardour Global Alternative Energy Index, effective September 19, 2010.

The Ardour Global Alternative Energy IndexSM (TICKER:AGIGL) is a capitalization-weighted, float-adjusted index of the most prominent pure play alternative energy stocks in the world and serves as an impartial and transparent measure of the alternative energy sector performance.

J.S. Whang, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented: “We are delighted to be included as a component of the Ardour Global Alternative Energy Index, which is used as the industry benchmark by institutions and private investors around the world.”

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, PECVD, and PSG removal steps used in the fabrication of solar cells, semiconductors, MEMS and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers.



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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