SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc.

June 22, 2011 06:30 ET

Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Places Follow-On Orders for Mattson Technology Etch and Strip Systems

paradigmE® Etch and SUPREMA® Strip Tools Selected for Advanced Chip Production

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has received follow-on multi-system orders and has already begun shipping the paradigmE® etch and SUPREMA® strip tools to a leading semiconductor manufacturer. The systems will be used for advanced etch and strip applications to produce chips that will be used in devices such as smartphones, personal computers and solid state drives.

"With these latest repeat orders, our customer -- a technology leader -- is validating the benefits of the technology and productivity advantages of our latest-generation tools," said Rene George, vice president and general manager of Mattson Technology's Plasma Products Group. "The paradigmE etch and SUPREMA strip systems were chosen because they offer proven reliability, very low cost of ownership, and superior process performance. These orders for etch and strip provide a complete processing package and demonstrate the value of our combined plasma technology competencies to deliver advanced applications at next-generation technology nodes for our customers."

About Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The company is a leading supplier of plasma and rapid thermal processing equipment to the global semiconductor industry, and operates in three primary product sectors: dry strip, rapid thermal processing (RTP) and etch. Through manufacturing and design innovation, Mattson Technology produces technologically advanced systems that provide productive and cost-effective solutions for customers fabricating current- and next-generation semiconductor devices. The company serves foundries, and memory and logic integrated device manufacturers in the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and other Asian countries. For more information, please contact Mattson Technology, Inc., 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA, 94538. Telephone: +1-800-MATTSON/+1-510-657-5900. Internet: www.mattson.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements address matters that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: 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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