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AMEC Receives 2017 Sap Hana (R) Innovation Award

Company captures honors in the "Digital Trailblazer" category

SHANGHAI, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a tribute to its relentless efforts to improve efficiencies across its global supply chain, Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) was named a SAP HANA® Innovation Award winner for 2017. AMEC captured honors in the "Digital Trailblazer" category of the Customer Track section, which recognizes companies for breakthrough innovation, as well as enabling new business models and opportunities. More than 150 organizations worldwide were evaluated for the award.

The SAP HANA® Innovation Award recognizes the extraordinary ways customers and partners are innovating and winning in the digital economy using SAP Platform and Technology solutions. Winners are selected by a panel of global judges that includes IT industry influencers, as well as SAP executives.

As a leading provider of advanced process technologies to global semiconductor manufacturers, AMEC relies on the products and services of hundreds of suppliers located in Asia, the US and Europe. Smooth inter-enterprise communication is an essential driver of supply-chain efficiencies and lower costs. AMEC turned to the SAP HANA® platform to empower its global supply-chain operations with greater real-time advantages. By removing communications barriers, the Platform vastly improved information sharing and facilitated real-time workflow coordination. Furthermore, quality control and progress tracking was enhanced by synchronizing and speeding data collection across production facilities. The end result was significant cost reduction when compared to AMEC's previous ERP system, as well as improved efficiencies and better overall quality management and control.

"This year's SAP HANA Innovation Award participants are winning in today's digital economy using SAP's modern data platform and technology solutions to power SAP and non-SAP applications," said Greg McStravick, president, Database and Data Management, SAP. "With the SAP HANA platform at its core, AMEC proved to be a 'digital trailblazer' by removing communication barriers across its entire supply chain. Now AMEC's extensive partner network can better share information and coordinate workflows in real time."

"While optimizing supply-chain efficiencies is always a business imperative for AMEC, we're honored that our efforts are recognized for achieving breakthrough results," said Dr. Zhiyou Du, Chief Operating Officer at AMEC. "Each AMEC tool is comprised of 1000s of precision parts, which can challenge our supply chain. The SAP HANA® Platform lets us orchestrate the process so that we can provide superb systems to our customers on time, while being fair to our vendors. It's a win-win digital platform solution."

Information on the SAP HANA® Innovation Awards may be found at: https://ideas.sap.com/SAPHANAInnovationAward2017

About Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC)

AMEC is China's leading provider of advanced process technology to global semiconductor manufacturers and others in adjacent energy-related sectors. The company is an entrenched supplier of dielectric and TSV Etch tools, helping tier-one customers build devices at process nodes as low as 10nm. Today, AMEC has positioned more than 600 process units at 39 leading-edge fabs across Asia.  Also, with its MOCVD tool, the company helps solid-state lighting manufacturers build today's most advanced LED products. To learn more about AMEC, please visit www.amec-inc.com.

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