SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

December 13, 2010 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Receives Multiple Orders From Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer for paradigmE Etch System for Volume Production of Advanced NAND Flash Devices

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has received multiple orders from a leading semiconductor manufacturer for its paradigmE® etch system. The systems, some of which have already shipped, will be used in an extended set of etch applications for the volume production of advanced NAND flash devices.

"The paradigmE is currently being used for a wide range of etch applications, and the follow-on systems are expected to be used for the customer's NAND flash fab," said Rene George, vice president and general manager of Mattson Technology's Plasma Products Group. "The system's production-proven platform and its patented inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) source deliver the technology, production worthiness, cost-of-ownership advantages our long-time customer requires for high-volume production."

"These most recent orders validate Mattson's position as a technology and market leader in etch for high volume manufacturing, and the paradigmE's growing success at logic and memory customers is helping to extend Mattson Technology's total available served market in the critical etch segment," continued George. "Mattson Technology is well positioned to support our customers' needs as they scale their future manufacturing capacity in the production of next-generation memory and logic devices."

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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 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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