SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc.

January 23, 2012 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Expands Foundry/Logic Position With Shipment of Millios Millisecond Annealing System to Another Major Foundry

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has shipped its Millios® millisecond annealing (MsA) system to another major foundry. The system, which was selected by the customer based on its unique MsA technology and high throughput, will be used to develop and manufacture next-generation structures at the customer's most advanced manufacturing facility.

"Our customer is a leader in developing and manufacturing of new chip technology and selected the Millios as a result of the system's flexible heat pulse capability that delivers high-volume manufacturing for next-generation node requirements," said Pete Lembesis, MsA business leader of Mattson Technology's Thermal Products Group. "This latest shipped system is the third position at a major foundry/logic customer for the Millios, and we expect that revenue contribution from these new wins will provide incremental growth for Mattson Technololgy as the industry moves to future IC nodes. We look forward to continuing our partnership with our key customer as it ramps development and manufacturing for its most advanced wafer fabs."

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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