Amtech Subsidiary BTU Adds Selective Soldering to Its Product Line with New Hentec Distribution Agreement


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Amtech Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of capital equipment, including thermal processing and wafer polishing, and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices, such as silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon power devices, analog and discrete devices, electronic assemblies and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, BTU International, Inc., has entered into a distribution agreement with Hentec Industries.  BTU is now the exclusive distributor for Hentec products in Asia. 

BTU’s primary focus will be on the Hentec selective soldering product lines – the Valence and Vector series – and the flagship Valence 3508 selective soldering system. Under the new agreement, sales, service, training, spare parts and support will be provided by BTU’s extensive sales and service network in Asia. A demo system will soon be available for customer trials and site visits in the region.

“We are excited to add the Hentec product lines to our existing offerings, which will allow us to provide BTU customers the complete solution for soldering, both reflow and selective,” commented Michael Whang, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech. “Our strong sales and service infrastructure throughout Asia will provide a firm platform to leverage Hentec’s technologically advanced selective soldering products.”

“We are extremely pleased to enter into this distribution agreement with BTU since this will assist our penetration into the Asian market,” said Reid Henry, President of Hentec Industries. “Our Valence selective soldering system uses an electromagnetic solder pump to provide our customers with greater efficiency, better process repeatability and enhanced solder quality.”

The Valence 3508 was designed for high mix, high volume, high level PCB production. The continuous duty, multi-station, in-line selective soldering machine utilizes an electromagnetic solder pump. The Valence 3508 can be programmed in minutes and is highly configurable and customizable. With a three-station processing area and stainless-steel ball screws, the Valence 3508 selective soldering system increases production efficiency and reduces downtime associated with maintenance. 

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 in the electronics manufacturing market.  BTU’s high-performance reflow ovens are used in the production of SMT printed circuit board assemblies and in semiconductor packaging processes. BTU also specializes in precision controlled, high-temperature belt furnaces for a wide range of custom applications, such as brazing, direct bond copper (DBC), diffusion, sintering and advanced solar cell processing. 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.

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