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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030825/AEISLOGO ) 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 support. "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 at www.advanced-energy.com Advanced Energy(R) and Crystal(R) are trademarks of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
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