Advanced Energy(R) Receives Multiple Power Systems Orders From KPE Solar-Cell Manufacturer Global Adoption of AE(R)'s Dressler(R) Cesar(R) RF Power and Pinnacle(R)

Plus DC Systems Continues as Demand Escalates for Solar-Cell Products



    FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
 Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AEIS) today announced that Hungary-based Kisgazda
 Polgari Egyesulet (KPE) -- a high-growth, solar-cell original equipment
 manufacturer (OEM) -- has ordered multiple RF and DC power-delivery systems
 for integration into their plasma-enhanced, chemical vapor deposition
 (PECVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) solar-cell manufacturing
 equipment. The orders call for AE to provide 50 MW of solar-cell production
 capacity in 2006. AE has already delivered power supplies for systems with
 a capacity of 15 MW so far this year.
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     "We were looking for a power systems partner with whom we could enjoy a
 long-term, mutually beneficial relationship. AE is that company," noted the
 KPE's General Manager, Attila Horvath. "Because we sell complete solar-cell
 manufacturing equipment to companies in Thailand, China, Vietnam as well as
 other countries, it is critical that we work with a company possessing a
 strong and responsive global sales and support infrastructure. AE's power
 delivery systems contribute to our success by providing the repeatability
 and reliability that enable us to meet the increasing global demand for
 solar-cell equipment."
     Dr. Hans Betz, president and CEO of AE, explained, "We are very pleased
 with the multi-system orders that will supply 50 MW capacity to this valued
 customer. As the solar-cell market segment grows, AE is well positioned
 with technology solutions that enable our global customers to benefit from
 continued industry growth. We look forward to furthering our relationship
 with KPE by providing advanced technology and global support to enhance
 their business success in the high-growth solar-cell markets."
     The AE Power Systems
     Cesar RF generators are designed to meet demanding, plasma process
 requirements. They are available in a wide variety of frequencies (from 2
 to 60 MHz) and a wide variety of power levels (from 300 W to 5 kW). Both
 water-cooled and air-cooled models are available. Standard features include
 an active front panel, large LCD display, user-friendly software, analog
 and serial user interfaces as well as controls for VarioMatch(TM) matching
 networks. Cesar generators are CE compliant and use field-proven Class E
 architecture, which enable their compact, lightweight design.
     Pinnacle Plus+ pulsed DC power supplies provide higher deposition
 rates, more repeatable performance and exceptional film quality compared to
 complicated AC-power solutions for reactive sputtering and complex metallic
 sputtering processes. They combine standard DC technology and
 process-proven pulsed-DC technology patented by AE. Available in single-
 and dual-output 5 kW and single-output 10 kW models, they provide
 individually controllable dual-output pulsed DC power from a single unit;
 increased process flexibility (up to 350 kHz pulsing, wide full power
 operating voltage range); active front panel; and CE compliance.
     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 aimed at
 maximizing process impact, improving productivity and lowering 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 the
 Nasdaq National Market under the symbol AEIS. For more information, go to
 www.advanced-energy.com
     Advanced Energy(R), AE(R), Cesar(R), Dressler(R), Pinnacle(R) and
 VarioMatch are trademarks of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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