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.
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
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
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