Amtech Systems, Inc. (Amtech) is a manufacturer of capital equipment, including thermal processing, silicon wafer handling automation and ion implant equipment and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells, LED and semiconductor devices. Semiconductors, or semiconductor chips, are fabricated on silicon wafer substrates, sliced from ingots, and are part of many products including solar cells, computers, telecommunications devices, automotive products, consumer goods and industrial automation and control systems. The Company's wafer handling, thermal processing and consumable products address the diffusion, oxidation and deposition steps used in the fabrication of solar cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers. It operates through six subsidiaries: Tempress Systems B.V., P.R. Hoffman Machine Products Inc., Bruce Technologies Inc., R2D Automation, Solaytec and BTU International.