Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a manufacturer of capital equipment, including thermal processing, related consumables, and wafer handling systems used in fabricating semiconductor devices, silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon power chips, electronic assemblies, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and solar cells, announced today that its subsidiary, Bruce Technologies, Inc., has received a significant new order for its 300mm high-temp diffusion furnace from a top-tier power semiconductor customer. The Company also reports today that this order establishes a second 300mm power chip customer relationship, in addition to an existing, large 300mm installed base in the power semiconductor market. The furnace is expected to ship in fiscal Q1 2020.
J.S. Whang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “As we shift our focus from the solar industry to semiconductor growth, we have worked closely with this industry-leading manufacturer in order to provide the best technology solution that optimally addresses their technology and production needs. The order validates increasing interest in our highly successful and proven 300mm solution for growing power semiconductor applications. As we move forward, this order is an important milestone in Amtech’s new strategic semiconductor focus, expanding our customer base, and future revenue growth.”
Bruce Technologies, Inc. is a market leader in 300mm horizontal thermal reactor (HTR) diffusion furnaces for the power semiconductor industry with over 100 reactor tubes installed, offering proven technology for high temperature applications. These horizontal diffusion furnaces are fully automated and 300mm SEMI compliant, with multi-process production flexibility. Bruce’s customer portfolio also includes several market-leading customers in the 200mm power semiconductor market.