Amtech Systems Inc. a global manufacturer and supplier of advanced thermal processing and polishing equipment and related consumables to the semiconductor / electronics, power IC businesses, solar, and advanced lighting markets, announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems (Tempress) received an order for its current generation of high-throughput quantum diffusion systems, to be used for high efficiency N‑type technology solar cell production. The customer is well respected in the industry as a leader in mass production of high-efficiency N-type solar cells. The order includes our latest generation of diffusion systems and is for more than $6 million.
Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, "In competitive markets, we continue to focus on advancing our technology solutions to meet the market's objective to enhance their manufacturing processes, upgrade their production lines, increase efficiencies, and lowering the total cost of ownership. Although the environment for new solar orders has been challenging, we are pleased to report this new order as we wrap up our fiscal year 2018. As selective investments are being made by the manufacturers of solar cells, the market is recognizing our technology solutions as one of the best opportunities for meeting their goal of upgrading and expanding their capacity for higher efficiency solar cells."