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BTU International’s SinTerra Selected for the Yingli State PV Laboratory

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 22, 2013— BTU International, Inc. today announced that it has signed a two-year agreement with Yingli Green Energy to support the State Key Laboratory of PV Technology. As part of the agreement, BTU will supply a SinTerra metallization firing furnace system. SinTerra, the latest technology for metallization drying and firing from BTU, offers outstanding value by providing high-performance heating and cooling technologies. The furnace delivers the lowest cost of ownership with industry-leading uptime, unmatched process repeatability. In addition, BTU will participate is the development of new PV technologies and manufacturing equipment improvements.

“BTU is excited to be part of China’s PV development roadmap through the Yingli Solar State Key Laboratory of PV technology,” Zeping Zheng, Sales Director, Asia Pacific. “The selection of BTU’s latest metallization firing technology, further demonstrates that SinTerra will deliver the future-enabled capabilities required to support the PV development roadmap.” Sinterra Metallization Firing System

The Yingli Solar State Key Laboratory of PV technology will be built as part of Yingli’s main manufacturing campus in Baoding, Hebei Province and will focus on new technologies, processes and materials for solar manufacturing. The lab will also be used as a center for academic and professional training.

About BTU International

BTU International is global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics and alternative energy manufacturing markets. BTU equipment is used in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging as well as in solar cell and nuclear fuel manufacturing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service in the USA, Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.

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