Amtech Systems receives large diffusion systems order from Chinese manufacturer

Chinese manufacturer Tempress Systems, the solar subsidiary of Amtech Systems, Inc., received a large, multisystem order for its next-generation solar diffusion systems from a leading solar cell and module manufacturer in China. The systems are expected to ship within the next three to nine months. Amtech is a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, and Tempress focuses on POCl3 and BBr3 (Boron) diffusion.

“After successful implementa-tion of approximately 400 megawatts (MW) of HD-POCl3 systems at a top-tier Taiwanese cell pro-ducer, we are proud to announce an order of approximately 800 MW for our atmospheric high-throughput diffusion system,” said Fokko Pentinga, chief Executive Officer of Amtech. “This new order came from one of the most technologically advanced cell producers in China.

“We are very pleased that our fully integrated, automated, new system platform, including the state-of-the-art HD process, is fully qualified and accepted in the industry at a critical phase of new selective expansions. This new HD-POCl3 process has demonstrated significantly lower cost of ownership than competing technologies and is providing important benefits to our customers. We continue to believe that we are fully participating in the selective expansion activities ahead of the next full recovery cycle.”

— Solar Builder magazine

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