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

January 4, 2008
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

Amtech Systems, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Arizona 000-11412 86-0411215
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.
131 South Clark Drive, Tempe, Arizona  85281
(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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Item 5.03 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

     On January 4, 2008, the Board of Directors of Amtech Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) amended and restated the Company’s bylaws, effective immediately, to allow for the issuance and transfer of uncertificated shares of the Company’s stock. The bylaws were amended to comply with a rule enacted by the NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC which mandates that all listed companies become eligible to participate in the Direct Registration System (“DRS”). DRS enables investors to maintain securities electronically on the books of a transfer agent or issuer, and allows for the electronic transfer of securities.

     A copy of the Amended and Restated Bylaws is attached as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated into this Item 5.03 by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

     Exhibit 3.1 Amended and Restated Bylaws of Amtech Systems, Inc.


     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: January 7, 2008 By:   /s/ Robert T. Hass
           Name:  Robert T. Hass 
           Title: Chief Accounting Officer