Amtech Obtains Repeat Order from US based Mission Solar Energy for its High Efficiency n-type Bifacial Cell Line

These units are expected to ship within the next six months.

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2014 -- 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 subsidiary, Tempress Systems, has received a multi-million dollar order (in the low teens) for its solar equipment, including PECVD, to be used in the second phase of Mission Solar Energy's cell production line implementing next generation, high efficiency n-type bifacial cell technology. These units are expected to ship within the next six months.


Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "Our innovative technology solutions are clearly bringing value to our customers. We are pleased to announce this repeat order for our world class production systems. The order includes our PECVD system, an important strategic product we developed during the solar down cycle to aggressively support the solar growth opportunity during the next recovery cycle and provides us the opportunity to double the size of our served available market. Our ongoing objective is to bring technology solutions to the market to increase cell efficiency at lower cost."

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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