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Advanced Energy Contributes $22,000 to the American Red Cross

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Sept. 18, 2001)—Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) announced today that it has contributed more than $22,000 to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund to support the efforts to assist victims and families of the national tragedy that took place on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The total contribution was comprised of employee donations combined with a matching donation by the company. In addition, Advanced Energy has mobilized a program throughout all its locations to assist employees interested in donating blood for medical treatment.


“The outpouring of support from Advanced Energy’s worldwide community has been both uplifting and inspiring. This has been matched by AE’s U.S. community, whose immediate and substantial financial contributions to the American Red Cross have been impressive. The company is proud to match our employees’ heartfelt financial contribution to the Red Cross,” said Doug Schatz, Advanced Energy’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a global leader in the development, marketing and support of technology solutions that are central in the manufacture of semiconductors, data storage products and flat panel displays. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users around the world depend on AE products when plasma-based technology plays a vital role in their manufacturing process. AE offers a comprehensive suite of products for vacuum process systems, including power management, temperature sensing, dynamic temperature control, gas delivery management, process monitoring and machine control tools, ion-beam sources, and plasma abatement technologies. AE technology solutions are sold and supported globally by direct offices, representatives and distributors. Founded in 1981, AE is a publicly held company traded on Nasdaq under the symbol AEIS. AE’s URL is