Amtech Announces Next Generation Solar PECVD Order in July;PECVD Backlog Now Totals 1.4GW and Includes PECVD/ALD Package Solution for PERC Cells
SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG CONCLUDES SALE OF SMA RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY GMBHSMA Solar Technology AG (SMA/FWB: S92) concluded sale of its subsidiary SMA Railway Technology GmbH today. The buyer is the leading Chinese railway technology group Beijing Dinghan Technology Co., Ltd. The buyer and the seller have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction will contribute positively to the SMA Group’s earnings in the first quarter of 2017. Against this backdrop, the SMA Managing Board forecasts sales of €165 million to €175 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of €15 million to €18 million for the first quarter of this year. The SMA Managing Board is confirming its sales and earnings guidance for fiscal year 2017 as published on January 26, 2017, which forecasts sales of between €830 million and €900 million and EBITDA of between €70 million and €90 million.
Amtech Systems, Inc., a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets,recently announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has received an order in July of approximately 400MW for its next generation solar PECVD systems. The order is from a top tier solar cell manufacturer in Asia and is expected to ship within the next six to nine months. Amtech reports that its backlog of PECVD systems now totals approximately 1.4 gigawatts of cell capacity. The backlog also includes an order from a top tier cell manufacturer for Amtech’s high efficiency PERC package solution that combines Tempress’ PECVD and SoLayTec’s ALD systems.