FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) today announced that it has earned a design
win valued at more than $10,000,000 for Crystal(R) power systems from a
major architectural-glass manufacturing company in North America. The
Crystal systems will be shipped over the next 12 months and deliveries will
span six separate factory locations. The Crystal high-power system was
selected because it offers power-delivery and arc-management functions not
found in any other commercially available power system. Consequently, the
Crystal platform offers exceptional process stability, throughput and film
quality -- benefits-of-choice for this glass manufacturer with its focus on
state-of-the-art, large-area coatings for glass windows and doors.
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The scale of this win reflects the confidence this leading manufacturer
maintains in the Crystal system to run its challenging, dual-magnetron
sputtering applications across multiple fabrication sites. It also reflects
this customer's confidence in AE's committed service and applications
"AE has a record of partnering with architectural-glass coaters to
deliver power systems with value-added arc-management functionality," noted
Dr. Hans Betz, president and CEO of AE. "We've been in the
architectural-glass market a long time, and this win reaffirms our
contribution to our customers' success."
The Crystal(R) resonant-circuit power system was specifically designed
for large-area glass-coating processes, such as architectural, automotive,
anti-reflective and mirror applications. The Crystal platform is available
in 60, 120 and 180 kW power levels and provides wide-range, low-frequency
sinusoidal process power for dual-magnetron sputtering. The system produces
stable, low-arc energy and compensates for plasma variations -- increasing
throughput and film quality while maximizing target utilization.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a global leader in the development and support of
technologies critical to high-technology manufacturing processes used in
the production of semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage
products, compact discs, digital video discs, architectural glass and other
advanced product applications.
Leveraging a diverse product portfolio and technology leadership, AE
creates solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity and
lower cost of ownership for its customers. This portfolio includes a
comprehensive line of technology solutions in power, flow management,
thermal instrumentation and plasma and ion beam sources for 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 the
Nasdaq National Market under the symbol AEIS. More information can be found
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SOURCE Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.