SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

December 19, 2011 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Gains Market Share in Advanced Logic With Volume SUPREMA® Strip Orders From Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2011) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has received orders for multiple SUPREMA photoresist strip systems from a leading semiconductor manufacturer. The systems are scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2012 and will be used for advanced gate strip and other critical ashing applications for volume production of advanced logic devices through the next-generation technology nodes.

"Our customer selected the SUPREMA based on the device performance benefits achieved with the system running photoresist strip processes over sensitive gate stack materials at the most advanced technology nodes," said Rene George, vice president and general manager of Mattson Technology's Plasma Products Group. "This first volume order for SUPREMA by a logic production fab further extends Mattson Technology's share in the strip arena and reinforces the system's ability to deliver high-performance, repeatable and reliable strip processes that our customers require to manufacture next-generation IC devices."

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.

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