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Mattson Technology Increases Etch Product Line Growth With Shipment to Major Foundry
[January 09, 2013]

Mattson Technology Increases Etch Product Line Growth With Shipment to Major Foundry

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor processing equipment, today announced that it has shipped an etch system to a major foundry, the sixth semiconductor manufacturer now using its etch systems. The etch system will support development and production of advanced devices at leading-edge technology nodes at this foundry's R&D facility.

"As the industry moves to lower technology nodes, the increased cost of designing and manufacturing integrated circuits becomes even more of a challenge for our customers," said Rene George, vice president and general manager of the Plasma Products Group. "To stay on the leading-edge of each new chip generation, foundries require the most cost-effective and technologically advanced equipment to achieve the required return on their investments for expanding fab capacities. Mattson Technology's etch tool was selected as a result of our systems' proven track record of achieving optimal process performance for the most advanced technology nodes while delivering industry-leading cost of ownership. We are extending our etch presence in the foundry market with this sixth etch placement, and we look forward to continue providing leading-edge tools to support its production ramp of next-generation chips." About Mattson Technology, Inc.Mattson Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. We are a leading supplier of plasma and rapid thermal processing equipment to the global semiconductor industry, and operate in three primary product sectors: Dry Strip, Rapid Thermal Processing and Etch. Through manufacturing and design innovation, we have produced technologically advanced systems that provide productive and cost-effective solutions for customers fabricating current- and next-generation semiconductor devices. For more information, please contact Mattson Technology, Inc., 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA, 94538. Telephone: (800) MATTSON / (510) 657-5900. Internet:

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations. Forward-looking statements address matters that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; end-user demand for semiconductors; customer demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment; the timing of significant customer orders for the Company's products; customer acceptance of delivered products and the Company's ability to collect amounts due upon shipment and upon acceptance; the Company's ability to timely manufacture, deliver and support ordered products; the Company's ability to bring new products to market and to gain market share with such products; customer rate of adoption of new technologies; risks inherent in the development of complex technology; the timing and competitiveness of new product releases by the Company's competitors; the Company's ability to align its cost structure with market conditions; and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information provided in this news release.

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