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BTU Receives Its 25th Industry Award

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 27, 2016— BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, announces that it received a 2016 SMT China Vision Award in the category of Software – Process Control for the new Recipe Pro. The award was presented to the company on April 26, 2016 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). The SMT China Vision Award marks BTU’s 25th industry award in the last nine years.

“The Pyramax reflow oven platform is constantly being improved to increase its yield and productivity,” said Peter Tallian, general manager of BTU International. “This innovative tool, developed with ECD, attacks the downtime associated with process development; furthering our ultimate goal of the absolute minimization of Cost of Ownership,” added Tallian.

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.

SMT China magazine launched the SMT China Vision Awards in 2007 to recognize both international and domestic providers of SMT equipment, materials, software and services that have made outstanding contributions to the rapid growth of China’s electronics manufacturing industry by their inventions and innovations.

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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Company Contact:
Peter Tallian
General Manager
BTU International, Inc.
Phone: +1- (978) 667-4111
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Megan Wendling
MW Associates
Phone: +1-(239) 530-8790