Amtech Systems, Inc. History
Amtech Systems was incorporated in October 1981 under the name Quartz
Engineering and Materials, Inc., and had its initial public offering
listed on NASDAQ in August 1983. In 1984 Amtech acquired ATMOSCAN®
patent from Intel, leading to development of its worldwide marketing
channel and leading-edge semiconductor fabricators as customers. In
1992 the Company developed and sold its first IBAL Automation product
and in 1994 started its European operations with the founding of
Tempress Systems, known for its quality diffusion furnaces.
Company Historical Overview1980’s
Foundation of Amtech Systems, Inc:
Number of Employees:
Initial Public Offering: Listed on NASDAQ: ASYS
Acquired ATMOSCAN® patent, leading to development of its worldwide marketing channel and leading-edge semiconductor fabricators as customers:
Developed and sold first IBAL Automation product:
Secondary Public Offering - (proceeds used to):
Start operations in Europe with the founding of Tempress Systems, Inc., which is known for its quality diffusion furnaces:
Acquired PR Hoffman, an industry leader in double-sided lapping and polishing machines, carriers and waxless mount templates for single-side polishing of semiconductor silicon wafers
Acquired BTI, a manufacturer of horizontal diffusion furnaces and VCVD furnaces for the semiconductor industry:
Acquired R2D Ingenrie, manufacturer of wafer automation solutions for the solar and semiconductor industry:
Acquired majority interest of Kingstone Semiconductor for the development and production of solar ion implantation systems:
Record revenues of $247M fueled by industry leading solar diffusion furnace systems:
Acquired majority interest of SoLayTec, a manufacturer of spatial Atomic Deposition tools for the solar industry.
Acquired BTU, a manufacturer of advanced thermal processing equipment.