(ADPnews) - Oct 5, 2010 - US solar and semiconductor equipment maker Amtech Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ASYS) said today its solar division booked orders for USD 161 million (EUR 117m) in the twelve months to September 30, 2010.
The figure came as a result of continued relationship with existing clients and the growing number of deals with new, top-tier solar firms, the company said.
Last year, Amtech reported solar orders of USD 21.8 million.
Total orders for fiscal 2009/10 stood at USD 187 million.
In the closing quarter of the fiscal period, total orders amounted to USD 49 million, of which USD 41 million came from the solar business. A year earlier, total orders were USD 13.1 million, with orders from the solar division at USD 8.6 million.
Amtech plans to further expand solar operations and boost its market share in the sector.