SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc.

February 01, 2012 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Reinforces Foundry Strength With Acceptance of Helios XP RTP System From a Third Foundry

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has won acceptance for its Helios® XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system from a third foundry customer. The Helios XP, which was selected by the customer as a result of its success in enabling advanced transistor production while minimizing cost of ownership, will be used for the volume production and development of next-generation integrated circuits (ICs).

"Our customer selected The Helios XP based on the system's unique ability to minimize wafer stress and pattern loading effects, while providing the full-spectrum temperature control technology required to achieve the transistor density for tomorrow's mobile processors," said Johannes Keppler, rapid thermal annealing (RTA) business leader of Mattson Technology's Thermal Products Group. "The Helios XP has won acceptance for a wide range of advanced thermal applications and is now established in three different logic/foundry customers. We will continue to provide the RTP solutions that deliver the exceptional processing performance and manufacturing flexibility chipmakers require to produce leading-edge high-performance, low-power mobile 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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