SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc.

January 11, 2011 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Helios XP RTP System Selected by Major Asian Foundry for Production and Development of Advanced Devices at 4X nm Technology Nodes and Below

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that the Helios® XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system was selected by a major Asian foundry for 4X nanometer (nm) production and development at the sub-4X nm technology nodes. The evaluation system, which expands Mattson Technology's extensive RTP installed base at this customer, was recently shipped and installed at the end of the fourth quarter 2010.

"This major Asian foundry customer's selection reinforces Mattson Technology's strategic expansion into the critical foundry market," said Andreas Toennis, senior vice president and general manager of Mattson Technology's Thermal Products Group. "Our customer chose the Helios XP for advanced device production and development at the 4X nm and below regimes based on the exceptional performance of our patented HotShield™ technology, which enables repeatable within-wafer and wafer-to-wafer uniformity and reduces common thermal-related pattern loading effects, resulting in excellent process yields."

"We appreciate the long-standing RTP relationship with our customer, and we look forward to continuing to provide the reliable, high-productivity, cost-effective RTP tools our customer requires to meet its future IC manufacturing and development goals," concluded Toennis.

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.

"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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