Advanced Energy Names Dr. Bruno W. Doetsch As Vice President Of International Sales

International semiconductor industry sales expertise enhances global

customer focus initiatives

Jul 06, 2006, 01:00 ET from Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
 Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AEIS) today announced that Dr. Bruno W. Doetsch,
 45, has joined as Vice President of International Sales. This newly formed
 position will leverage Dr. Doetsch's operations, sales and technical
 expertise to broaden the Company's global customer reach and focus.
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     Most recently, Dr. Doetsch was Corporate Senior Director of Business
 Development at Mattson Technology, a semiconductor process equipment
 provider located in Fremont, California. Earlier, he was Senior Director
 and General Manager of Mattson Asia where he established operations in
 China and extended the company's presence in regions such as Taiwan and
 Korea. Prior to Mattson's acquisition of STEAG Electronic Systems, Dr.
 Doetsch was STEAG's Director of Operations in Taiwan. He had held previous
 sales and operations positions at global high-technology companies. He
 holds a doctorate degree in physics from the University Erlangen-Nurnberg,
     Hans Betz, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "One of our key
 corporate initiatives has been to heighten our customer focus around the
 globe. Bruno has profound technical knowledge, as well as international
 operations and sales experience, that will enable us to expand our customer
 focus around the critical market opportunities we are targeting in
 semiconductor, flat panel display and solar in Asia and Europe. I have
 known Bruno for several years, and I have seen the positive results he has
 achieved in penetrating new markets and strengthening existing customer
 relationships. We are pleased to welcome him to Advanced Energy."
     About Advanced Energy(R)
     Advanced Energy(R) develops innovative power and control technologies
 that drive high-growth, plasma thin-film manufacturing processes worldwide,
 including semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, solar
 cells, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications.
     AE(R)'s product portfolio includes precise, flexible power systems;
 reliable gas and liquid flow-management systems; accurate thermal
 instruments; and global support services. Leveraging this focused product
 portfolio and technology leadership, AE creates solutions that maximize
 process impact, improve productivity, and lower cost of ownership for its
 customers, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users
 around the world.
     AE operates in regional centers in North America, Asia, and Europe and
 offers global sales and support through direct offices, representatives,
 and distributors. Founded in 1981, AE is a publicly held company traded on
 Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol AEIS. For more information, go to

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