SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc.

November 23, 2010 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Receives Repeat Order for Alpine® Etch System From Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer's 300 mm Asian Packaging Facility for Advanced Packaging Processes

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it received a repeat order for the Alpine® etch system from a leading semiconductor manufacturer. The system, which is scheduled to ship in November 2010, will be used in the customer's leading-edge 300 millimeter (mm) packaging facility in Asia for advanced wafer-level packaging processes.

"The Alpine was again selected by this leading semiconductor manufacturer for its ability to provide the process and technology solution for key etch steps to meet this customer's advanced packaging requirements," said Rene George, vice president and general manager of Mattson Technology's Plasma Products Group. "The system's temperature and material removal control enable back-end wafer level packaging customers to address increasingly challenging integration processes related to wafer bumping and 3D packaging processes."

George continued, "The customer chose our reliable, high-productivity Alpine etch system based on its significant productivity and cost-of-ownership advantages over competitive systems for packaging applications. This repeat order validates Mattson Technology's strengthening position in the 300 mm packaging market. We look forward to supporting our long-time customer with state-of-the-art process technologies on cost-effective systems to address its development and production needs in advanced packaging."

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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