Advanced Energy(R) Celebrates Its 25-Year Anniversary With New Product Launches

AE(R) Facilities in Germany, the U.K., Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China and the

U.S.A. to Observe the May 5 Date With Local Celebrations

May 02, 2006, 01:00 ET from Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
 Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AEIS) this week celebrates the 25th anniversary
 of the corporation. Enterprising co-founder and current Chairman of the
 Board Douglas S. Schatz established Advanced Energy, financing the business
 with a second mortgage. AE has since grown into a publicly traded and
 globally recognized leader in innovative power and control technologies
 that drive high-growth, plasma thin film and nanotech manufacturing
 processes. AE serves its customers across the globe with 18 facilities in
 seven countries, including design and launch centers, a high-volume
 manufacturing center and worldwide sales and support offices. In addition,
 AE also serves our global customers through an expert network of
 representatives, distributors and partners.
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     AE maintains a keen commitment to its customers and the industries it
 serves, including the semiconductor, flat panel display, data storage,
 solar cell, architectural glass and other advanced product applications.
 Beyond award-winning technology, world-class support centers and leading
 application expertise, AE plans to extend its commitments to customers by
 launching new products into multiple global markets over the next 12
 months. These new products will offer AE customers competitive advantages
 and complement the company's existing portfolio of precise, flexible power
 systems; reliable gas and liquid flow-management systems; accurate thermal
 instruments; and global support services.
     To honor the talents and contributions of all of AE's worldwide
 employees, each facility will hold its own celebration on or around May 5.
     Dr. Hans Betz, president and CEO of AE, stated, "While technology
 remains the backbone of AE, our current culture emphasizes partnering with
 our customers around the world to proactively understand and address the
 issues critical to their success. This in turn will help grow our business
 and our continued success."
     Historical Snapshot
     In 1981, Mr. Schatz invented AE's first commercial product, the IT
 2500, which greatly improved on the competitively available products. Mr.
 Schatz then leveraged the core technology in the IT 2500 to develop the MDX
 magnetron drive-a power supply more reliable, more efficient and more than
 10 times smaller than any other commercially available power supply at the
 time. In 1983, the MDX won Industrial Research and Development Magazine's
 prestigious "R&D 100" award which honors the 100 most significant
 inventions in the U.S.A. each year.
     Since then, AE has enjoyed a 25-year history of expansion with a
 lengthy list of technology and business awards and commercial successes.
 The company posted sales of $325.5 million for the full-year 2005.
     Historical Highlights
           1981  Founded in Colorado, U.S.A. on May 5
           1987  Japanese office opened
           1990  German office opened
           1993  U.K. office opened
           1995  Listed on Nasdaq
           1996  Korean office opened
           1998  RF Power Products acquired
           1999  Taiwan office opened
           2000  China office opened
           2001  Sekidenko acquired
           2002  Aera(R) Corporation acquired
           2002  Litmas(TM) acquired
           2002  Dressler(R) acquired
     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), AE(R), Aera(R), Litmas(TM) and Dressler(R) are
 trademarks of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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