SOURCE: NASDAQ

May 12, 2005 12:29 ET

Therma-Wave, Inc. [TWAV] President & CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

Mr. Lipkin Named as a 2005 Recipient of The Ellis Island Medal of Honor

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 12, 2005 --


What:

Boris Lipkin, President & CEO of Therma-Wave, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWAV), a leader in the field of precision metrology for semiconductor manufacturing, will preside over the closing bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Friday, May, 13, 2005.

Mr. Lipkin has been named a 2005 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). The award honors distinguished Americans who have made significant contributions to the nation's heritage. Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients are selected each year through a national nomination process and are sanctioned by the United States Congress and recipients' names are listed in the Congressional Record. To date more than 1,000 American citizens, including six former U.S. Presidents have received medals.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, May 13th, at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8 The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

Photos:

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