Amtech Produces IonSolar Implant System

TEMPE, AZ -- Amtech Systems, Inc., a supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, announced its majority-owned subsidiary, Kingstone Semiconductor, has received an order for its IonSolar Implant system from a Chinese solar company. The implant system will be used in a high throughput production environment for high efficiency solar cells. The order is expected to ship in the next six months.

Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "We are very pleased to announce this new order for our IonSolar™ Implant system. Much progress has been made expanding our market opportunities and technology offerings. In addition to this new ion implant production order, we shipped our new PECVD system to a highly respected Korean customer, our new high density, high throughput diffusion system to a key customer in Taiwan, and the ion implant system, which shipped in April to the Energy Research Centre of The Netherlands, has been installed. We have also made excellent progress on our n-type cell line with our US customer in San Antonio, Texas. We believe there is increasing momentum in the marketplace to invest in next generation technology solutions to improve the conversion efficiency of solar cells and lower the total cost of ownership. We continue to prudently invest in the development of next generation solutions and are engaged in discussions with current and prospective customers regarding their specific technology objectives and future capacity requirements for 2015 and beyond."

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