Amtech has shipped one of its diffusion furnace systems to a solar research institute in Asia. A second system is set to be shipped in the March 2010 quarter to a solar research institute in Australia. Both orders were received in the 2009 fiscal year.
J.S. Whang, president and CEO of Amtech, commented, “We are pleased to see such strong interest in our solar products from these prominent solar research institutes and believe these orders validate our growing technology expertise in the front-end manufacturing of solar cells. The race to higher solar-cell conversion efficiency is intense and we believe we are well positioned to support our customers in achieving higher efficiencies and becoming a technology turnkey product supplier to the diffusion, PSG, and PECVD markets.”