SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

August 24, 2010 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Installs Helios XP RTP System at a Leading Asian Foundry Customer's R&D Facility for Advanced Device Development

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced the shipment and installation of the Helios XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system to a leading Asian foundry. The follow-on evaluation system expands Mattson's RTP installed base at this foundry customer's research and development (R&D) facility, where the Helios XP has been established as the tool of record and is currently being qualified for next-generation process development.

"The Helios XP is delivering on Mattson's initiative to expand our RTP position into the foundry segment," said Andreas Toennis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mattson Technology's Thermal Products Group. "The system is the development tool of record at this customer's R&D facility, and the follow-on selection by this leading foundry reinforces its ability to meet the stringent requirements of advanced RTP applications with excellent RTP performance at the lowest cost-of-ownership."

Toennis continued, "The Helios XP's thermal uniformity control across the broadest temperature range gives our customers a wider process flexibility in the same system lowering their cost-of-ownership, while the system's unique HotShield™ technology suppresses pattern loading and temperature effects, enabling improved device yield on advanced IC nodes. We look forward to continuing to partner with this leading foundry customer on the development of advanced RTP applications and solutions for next-generation devices."

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:

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