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BTU and ECD Win the EM Asia Innovation Award for the New Recipe Pro

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 29, 2016— BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, announces that it has been awarded a 2016 EM Asia Innovation Award in the category of Software – Process Control for its RecipePro recipe generator software. The award was presented to the company during an April 27, 2016, ceremony at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center during NEPCON China. The new Recipe Pro recipe generator software was jointly developed with Electronic Controls Design Inc. (ECD).

“We introduced this tool in order to further lower the Cost of Ownership of our Pyramax reflow oven by minimizing set-up time,” said Bob Bouchard corporate marketing manager for BTU International. “ECD has long understood the important effect of convection rate on the thermal profile. This is the only recipe generator in the industry to include this important parameter,” added Bouchard.

Integrating ECD’s recipe generator technology into BTU’s advanced reflow systems offers manufacturers a streamlined and effective approach to initial recipe generation for higher yield results. The profiler will reduce non-productive time by streamlining the set-up process. Recipe Pro is the only recipe generation tool in the industry to include convection rate in the recipe generator algorithm, pairing it perfectly with PYRAMAX™’s closed-loop convection control.

Established in 2006, the EM Asia Innovation Awards program strives to recognize and celebrate excellence in the Asian electronics industry, inspiring companies to achieve the highest standards and push the industry forward.

About BTU International

BTU International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amtech Group (Nasdaq: ASYS), is a global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets. BTU equipment is used in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging as well as in the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuel. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts, and Shanghai, China, with direct sales and service in the U.S.A., Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.
About ECD

Founded in 1964, ECD is recognized worldwide for its leadership and expertise in thermal monitoring and analysis technology and, more recently, for its development of intelligent dry storage systems. Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, the company is a pioneer in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced in-transit thermal profiling systems and software used to monitor and analyze process temperatures in various industries including electronics, solar and baking, among others. Well-known for its data-rich software expertise and robust hardware functionality, ECD leads the industry for innovative measurement and safeguarding systems. For more information on ECD and its products, visit www.bakewatch.comwww.ecd.comwww.smartdry.com.
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BTU International, Inc.
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