Advanced Energy(R) to Provide Complete Flow Subsystem Package to Leading Taiwan LCD Manufacturer for New, Generation-7.5 FPD Fab Fab-wide Win Includes Multiple Models From Aera(R) Flow Product Portfolio



    FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
 Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AEIS) today announced it has won the entire mass
 flow subsystem business for the new, generation-7.5 flat panel display
 (FPD) fab from one of Taiwan's leading manufacturers of thin-film
 transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels. This fab-wide design
 win includes AE(R)'s Aera(R) Transformer(TM) mass flow controllers (MFCs),
 mass flow meters (MFMs), product training, installation support services,
 as well as Central Monitoring Systems (CMSs) for a complete
 products-and-services package. AE's flow subsystems will be utilized for
 chemical vapor deposition (CVD) TFT-LCD panel applications in the
 customer's newest, generation-7.5 fab, which has already begun production.
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     Industry analysts and market researchers have noted the escalating
 shift to TFT-LCDs. Due to its greater clarity, slim size, light weight, low
 energy consumption and low radiation output, TFT-LCD is rapidly becoming
 the mainstream display technology. This AE customer's TFT-LCD panels are
 integrated into a wide range of electronic devices, including notebook
 computers, televisions, digital cameras as well as other applications.
     "We are delighted to work with this leading company in the high-growth
 FPD arena," noted Dr. Hans Betz, president and CEO of AE. "While we have
 been active in the FPD market for some time now -- primarily, enabling
 generation-5 and -6 fabs -- this order reinforces the extendibility of our
 products to address the growing 7.5 display generation. Importantly,
 generation 7.5 equipment increases factory throughput while it enables more
 efficient production of larger-screen panels."
     About Advanced Energy
     Advanced Energy develops innovative power and control technologies that
 drive high-growth, plasma thin-film and nanotech manufacturing processes
 worldwide, including semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage
 products, solar cells, architectural glass, and other advanced product
 applications.
     AE'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 that maximize
 process impact, improve productivity, and lower 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 Global Market under the symbol AEIS.
     For more information, go to www.advanced-energy.com
     Advanced Energy(R), AE(R), Aera(R) and Transformer are trademarks of
 Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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