Tempe, Arizona [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Amtech Systems, Inc., has received more than $10 million of solar orders since September 1, 2005, including a recent order totaling approximately $1.6 million from the solar cell industry for thermal processing systems.This multi-tool order is a follow-on order from an Asian-based customer who is one of the major manufacturers of solar/photovoltaic cells in the industry. The order is expected to ship within the next six months. “To reach the $10 million mark in solar orders is a significant achievement,” said J.S. Whang, Amtech’s President and CEO. “We continue to aggressively pursue the solar/photovoltaic market and are actively looking to add new products/technology to complement our existing line of quality solar products.” Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal semiconductor processing equipment and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices, including solar cells. Semiconductors, or semiconductor chips, are fabricated on silicon wafer substrates, sliced from ingots, and are part of the circuitry of many products.