SOURCE: Brighton Markets

November 18, 2011 09:00 ET

Change Ahead in Europe Forecasts - Report Highlights Axcelis Technologies, Inc. and Nanometrics Incorporated

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 18, 2011) - Today, www.BrightonMarkets.com announced new reports highlighting Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLS) and Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=ACLS&cob=NANO.

With the European Financial Stability Facility set to increase to $1.4 trillion, it marks a significant move forward to strengthen the safety net in place for Europe's most troubled countries. Private bondholders of Greek debt are settling at a 50% haircut as another $180 billion in fresh aid is set to arrive, enabling banks to recapitalize at a healthy 9% reserve. Overall, these measures will bring Greece's debt burden down to 120% of GDP by 2020. An important consideration is political commitment to this road map. Currently the global community appears to be on point with ECB's initiative, an outlook that should be sufficient to support markets around current levels.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Axcelis Technologies, Inc. for its current position within the technology industry. Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Axcelis) designs, manufactures and services ion implantation, dry strip and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. In addition to equipment, the Company provides aftermarket service and support, including spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services and customer training. The full research report on Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLS) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=ACLS.

Brighton Markets has released research on Nanometrics Incorporated for its changing role within the technology industry. Nanometrics Incorporated (Nanometrics) is a supplier of advanced process control metrology systems used primarily in the manufacturing of semiconductors, solar photovoltaics (PV), high-brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs) (HB-LED), advanced wafer scale packaging, as well as by customers in the silicon wafer and data storage industries. The full research report on Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?cob=NANO.

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