Advanced Energy Acquires Solvix SA

Advanced Energy Acquires Solvix SA

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy
Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced that it has acquired Solvix SA,
a privately held company based in Villaz-Saint-Pierre, Switzerland. A
manufacturer of power supplies for the surface treatment and thin films
industry, Solvix brings a plasma-based sputtering and cathodic arc deposition
applications to AE's existing product portfolio. With its best-in-class arc
detection and suppression technology, Solvix's product line will enhance AE's
offerings in low power and pulsed DC products, allowing it to expand into new
applications and serve a broader worldwide customer base. With the addition of
Solvix's engineering site in Villaz-Saint-Pierre, AE will also establish a
European engineering and development center for its thin-film industrial
products business, in keeping with its strategy to move closer to its

"This acquisition is an important step in our Thin Films growth strategy to
expand beyond our traditional applications," said Yuval Wasserman, president
of AE Thin Films. "Focusing on decorative and hard coating solutions, Solvix
will join our Thin Films Industrial organization, complementing our existing
product line with its technologically differentiated products. We believe this
will strengthen Advanced Energy's competitive position worldwide, offering our
customers a comprehensive DC power suite, while expanding our technology base
to provide improved performance and address future thin-film deposition

Forward-Looking Language

Statements in this press release, information discussed on the related analyst
day presentation concerning the acquisition of Solvix SA and expectations
related to the addition of its products to the company are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements
are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such
statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the
successful integration of selected operations of Solvix SA and our
expectations surrounding the benefits of the Solvix products; as well as the
effects of global macroeconomic conditions upon demand for such products, the
volatility and cyclicality of the industries the company serves, particularly
the semiconductor industry and theindustrial tribology and decorative
coating industry, the timing of orders received from customers, and
unanticipated changes to management's estimates, reserves or allowances. These
and other risks are described in Advanced Energy's Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q and
other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. These reports and statements are available on the SEC's website Copies may also be obtained from Advanced Energy's website
atwww.advancedenergy.comor by contacting Advanced Energy's investor
relations at970-407-6555. Forward-looking statements are made and based on
information available to the company on the date of this press release. The
company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy is a global leader in reliable power conversion solutions used
in thin-film plasma manufacturing processes and solar energy generation.
Founded in 1981, Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado,
with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more
information, go to

About Solvix

Solvix is the European specialist in electrical supply and generator units for
high technology applications in the surface treatment and thin film industry.
They are involved in two fields of application: i) the distribution on the
market of the new MAGIX generators, exceptionally high in performance and ii)
the development of complete turnkey systems, from preliminary feasibility
study to after-sales service, including design and perfecting of
prototypes.The systems and products supplied by Solvix, used in the process
of high-tech surface treatment are characterized by their reliability and

CONTACT: Peter Gillespie
         Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
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