SOURCE: Mattson Technology, Inc.

Mattson Technology, Inc.

March 09, 2011 06:30 ET

Mattson Technology Wins Largest Etch Order to Date From Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer

paradigmE® Selected for Volume Production Advanced Memory Devices

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that a leading semiconductor manufacturer has placed a follow-on multi-system paradigmE® order, the largest etch order in the Company's history. The paradigmE systems, most of which have already shipped, will be used at the chipmaker's production facilities for advanced etch applications in volume manufacturing of next-generation chips.

"We recently shipped our etch systems for production into a new etch application set that doubles our etch application portfolio, and this latest order provides further confirmation that Mattson Technology is executing as planned on our strategy of expanding the Company's presence in the etch market," said Rene George, vice president and general manager of Mattson Technology's Plasma Products Group. "The paradigmE was selected over competitive products based on its ability to provide superior on-wafer results, unmatched process versatility, increased productivity and capital efficiency. We plan to continue to broaden our application base to maintain our etch growth trajectory and look forward to helping our long-time customer address its most stringent manufacturing challenges for next-generation 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.

"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.

Contact Information

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    Lauren Vu
    Mattson Technology, Inc.
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    fax +1-510-492-5930
    lauren.vu@mattson.com

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