Amtech Systems said that its solar capital equipment subsidiary, Tempress Systems, has garnered approximately $19 million in orders for its photovoltaic diffusion processing systems from several new and existing customers in Asia. The company expects the orders to ship in the second half of this year.
The company said that with these most recent bookings, its total solar orders to date in FY2010 (which began Oct. 1) have surpassed $70 million.
“These latest orders are from both new and existing customers and demonstrate the growing solar manufacturing market in Asia and the significant presence that Tempress has developed in the region in a very short period of time through superior diffusion technology,” said J.S. Whang, Amtech’s president/CEO. “I am very pleased that an increasing number of top-tier solar cell manufacturers are recognizing our diffusion technology and our capability to support their high-efficiency solar cell programs, as evidenced by the high level of orders received fiscal year-to-date.
“We believe the intense effort by our customers and the solar industry to increase cell efficiency will continue to drive demand for our diffusion technology and related products. We continue to see excellent quotation activity and remain focused on continued successful execution of our solar growth strategy,” he added.