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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 26, 2021


Amtech Systems, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)








(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


131 S. Clark Drive, Tempe, Arizona



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (480) 967-5146

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class






Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share





NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD.


On April 12, 2021, Amtech Systems, Inc. (together, the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) detected a data incident in which attackers acquired data and disabled some of the technology systems used by one of its subsidiaries.  Upon learning of the incident, we immediately engaged external counsel and retained a team of third-party forensic, incident response, and security professionals to investigate and determine the full scope of this incident.  Our investigation of the data incident is ongoing with the assistance from our outside professionals, and we are in the process of determining what data was affected and what customers or individuals require notice.  We have notified law enforcement officials and confirmed that the incident is covered by our insurance.  


Despite this disruption, production continued in our facilities.  Our previously disabled subsidiary network is now back up and running securely. Working alongside our security professionals, we have been safely bringing our subsidiary’s systems online with enhanced security controls. We have deployed an advanced next generation anti-virus and endpoint detection and response tool, as well as Managed Detection & Response services.  We remain committed to protecting the security of the personal information entrusted to us and providing high-quality products and service to our customers.


The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.



Forward-Looking Statements


Statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which are subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements concerning the Company’s beliefs and expectations, including the Company’s expectation that it will not experience significant delays in the delivery of its products or its believe that the incident will not have a material impact on its business, operations or financial results.  Forward looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project” “contemplate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology.  Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business and financial condition in general, including the risks and uncertainties described under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 19, 2020, as such risk factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s periodic filings with the SEC. Such Annual Report and the Company’s other periodic filings are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this report. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


d)  Exhibits.


Exhibit No.








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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.








Date: April 26, 2021



/s/ Lisa D. Gibbs




Name:  Lisa D. Gibbs




Title: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer