Amtech Systems, a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, has received approximately $12 million in orders, including $10 million in orders for its solar diffusion, PECVD and ion implant systems, in January. The solar orders come from cell and module manufacturers in China and Japan and are expected to ship within the next three to nine months. For the first four months of fiscal 2015 orders total $42 million, including $31 million in solar orders.
Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "We are very pleased to announce these orders early in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. This progress adds to the healthy bookings we had in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 and further demonstrates our successful participation in selective capacity expansion opportunities in the current solar market. We are particularly pleased this order book includes multiple Tempress PECVD systems for a leading Japanese cell and module manufacturer which is known for its high standards of quality and it also increases our foothold in the important Japanese solar market. Our PECVD system is 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."