SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc.

March 14, 2016 20:41 ET

Mattson Announces the Suprema III and the Helios III -- the 3rd Generation of Their Strip and RTP Products

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) -  Mattson™ Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced wafer fabrication equipment used by semiconductor manufacturers, today announced the introduction of the third generation of their dry strip and conventional rapid thermal processing (RTP) systems. Both the Suprema® III and the Helios® III retain the most advanced capabilities of their product lines, while being re-engineered to strive towards the highest productivity at the lowest cost of ownership in the industry. "The Suprema III utilizes the advanced processing technology of the Suprema XP, while reducing both the amount of factory space required for installation and the operating cost per wafer of the new system," stated Ryan Pakulski, Vice President and General Manager of Mattson's Plasma Products Group. "The Helios III development is also focused on reducing the system's footprint and operating cost per wafer, while maintaining the leading edge conventional RTP capabilities of our Helios XP," added Johannes Keppler, Vice President and General Manager of Mattson's Thermal Products Group.

"This joint announcement of our next generation strip and RTP products emphasizes Mattson's commitment to continuous improvement, driving to meet the demanding production needs of our customers," stated Fusen Chen, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This announcement also demonstrates Mattson's operational mentality, with both of product groups working side by side, with our operations organizations, in a unified focus on operational efficiency," added Chen.

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, Etch, Rapid Thermal Processing and Millisecond Anneal. 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: www.mattson.com.

© 2016 Mattson Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Suprema and Helios are trademarks of Mattson Technology, Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. 

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Mattson has filed a definitive proxy statement and relevant documents in connection with the special meeting of the stockholders of Mattson at which the Mattson stockholders will consider certain proposals regarding the potential acquisition of Mattson by Beijing E-town Dragon Semiconductor Industry Investment Center (Limited Partnership) (the "Special Meeting Proposals"). Mattson and its respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and certain of its employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the Special Meeting Proposals. STOCKHOLDERS OF MATTSON ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. The definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. In addition, security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the definitive proxy statement from Mattson by contacting Investor Relations by mail at Attn: Investor Relations, 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, California 95438.

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