Amtech Further Expands Customer Base for its N-Type Solar Boron Diffusion System over 800MW Already Installed

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 sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, has received an order for its solar boron diffusion system from a leading Taiwan cell manufacturer, which makes it the third boron diffusion customer in that country. The system will be used in an n-type, next generation high efficiency cell production line.

Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "We are the industry leaders in boron diffusion used in n-type cell processing with over 800MW installed in production, research and pilot lines. This order further validates that leading solar cell manufacturers are looking to next generation n-type technology solutions to meet the market's need for lower cost and continuously higher efficiency solar cells and that our solar boron diffusion system is considered a high-value technology solution. In the last decade, Amtech has specialized in n-type technology and boron diffusion in particular, by developing unique processes and hardware. Our research and development team is continuously focused on advancing our technology solutions to meet the evolving requirements of our targeted market. We are highly encouraged by many top-tier customers' interest in our n-type diffusion processing technology, and we continue to believe n-type cell technology will play a significant role in the growing future solar market."

About Amtech Systems, Inc.

Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal processing and ion implant 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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