SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc.

February 14, 2012 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Expands Etch Position of paradigmE Etch System for Advanced Foundry Production

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor processing equipment, today announced that a leading semiconductor manufacturer has accepted its paradigmE etch system for the production of advanced logic chips.

"The acceptance of the paradigmE by this leading semiconductor manufacturer underscores the growing customer confidence in the system's technology extendibility and processing performance on advanced etch applications," said Rene George, vice president and general manager of Mattson Technology's Plasma Products Group (PPG). "This is our initial etch win in the foundry/logic area, and we are expanding our position in this critical market. The paradigmE continues to deliver the on-wafer results, process versatility and increased productivity our customers require to manufacture the devices that fuel the mobility era. The paradigmE is now fully diversified in DRAM, NAND and foundry/logic, which should enable Mattson Technology to achieve and maintain improved financial performance through the cyclicality of the semiconductor equipment business."

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: www.mattson.com.

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