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BTU International Wins 2011 Global Technology Award for TRITAN™ Metallization Firing Furnace

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Nov. 17, 2011— BTU International, Inc. a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, announces that it has been awarded a Global Technology Award in the category of Solar Manufacturing Products for its TRITAN™ Metallization Firing System. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, November 15, 2011 ceremony that took place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany during Productronica 2011.

BTU’s state-of-the-art TRITAN™ dual-lane metallization firing system features increased throughput at 3600 wafers per hour, an edge support transport system, and a temperature spike faster than three seconds. The 90 MW metallization firing system also features BTU’s unique TriSpeed™ technology, allowing users to take advantage of superior ramp rates–up to 200ºC per second–while not compromising the drying and cooling sections of the profile. The three-belt, three-speed system provides revolutionary control of profile development.

Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

For more information about BTU’s TRITAN™ Metallization Firing System, visit www.btu.com.

About BTU International

BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the alternative energy and electronics assembly markets. BTU’s equipment and expertise are used in the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuel as well as the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging. BTU has design and manufacturing operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service worldwide. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.

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Company Contact:                                                                                                 

Jan-Paul van Maaren
Vice President Marketing
BTU International, Inc.
Phone: (978) 667-4111

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MW Associates
Phone: (239) 537-6001