BTU International to Debut Next-Generation Thermal Processing Equipment at SNEC 2011

The TRITAN™ dual-lane metallization firing system will be premiered in Hall E3, Stand 590. This state-of-the-art system features increased throughput at 3600 wafers per hour, an edge-grip transport system and a temperature spike faster than 3 seconds.

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 27, 2011 — BTU International will debut its next-generation thermal processing equipment in Hall E3, Stand 590 at the upcoming SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition. This event is scheduled to take place February 22-24, 2011, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in Shanghai, China.


Introduced at the exposition will be BTU's new TRITAN™ dual-lane metallization firing system. This state-of-the-art system features increased throughput at 3600 wafers per hour, an edge-grip transport system and a temperature spike faster than 3 seconds. The 90 MW metallization firing system also features BTU's unique TriSpeed™ technology, allowing users to take advantage of superior ramp rates ― up to 200ºC per second ― while not compromising the drying and cooling sections of the profile. The three-belt, three-speed system provides revolutionary control of profile development.

BTU also will highlight its Meridian™ in-line diffusion system, the leader in in-line diffusion. This system is the industry's most successful in-line diffusion system with well over 2 GW in customer commitments.

For more information, visit company representatives in Hall E3, Stand 590 or go to www.btu.com.

About BTU International
BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the alternative energy and electronics assembly markets. BTU's equipment and expertise are used in the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuel as well as the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging. BTU has design and manufacturing operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service worldwide. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.

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Company Contact:
Jan-Paul van Maaren
Vice President Marketing
BTU International, Inc.
Phone: (978) 667-4111

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