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Amtech’s Tempress Subsidiary Increases Solar Diffusion Furnace Market Share to 40 Percent Achieving Number 1 Ranking

published: 2011-03-07 14:55

Amtech Systems, Inc., a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, announced that its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has increased its share of the solar diffusion market to approximately 40 percent and has been ranked number one in revenue in calendar 2010 for process tools used in c-Si cell diffusion for the solar market, based on analysis contained within Solarbuzz’s PV Equipment Quarterly of trended quarterly tool revenue.

J.S. Whang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “Our top ranking for diffusion furnace revenue in 2010 reflects our technology leadership in high efficiency solar diffusion, which is our core competency, and our success in expanding our market share in our diffusion business to become the market leader, enabling improved profitability. We remain focused on successful execution of our solar growth strategy and continue to see a healthy order pipeline, driven by the intense effort with the solar industry to increase production capacity and cell efficiency.”


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