Advanced Energy(R) Awarded $10,000,000-Plus Design Win by Major, North American Architectural-Glass Manufacturer

The Crystal(R) Power System Delivers Unique Power-Delivery and

Arc-Management Functions That Enable the Development of New,

Coating-Fabrication Processes

Apr 26, 2006, 01:00 ET from Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

    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
     Advanced Energy(R) and Crystal(R) are trademarks of Advanced Energy
 Industries, Inc.

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