Brooks Introduces the Polycold(R) XC Cryochiller Platform, Setting a New Standard for Ultra-Low Temperature Cooling Technology

Brooks Introduces the Polycold(R) XC Cryochiller Platform, Setting a New
Standard for Ultra-Low Temperature Cooling Technology

CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Brooks Automation,
Inc. (Nasdaq:BRKS) introduced the Polycold^® Systems XC Cryochiller product
line, building on Polycold's long history of quality, reliability, and
innovation. The XC cryochiller is a multi-purpose cooler with industry-leading
performance, state of the art controls, and environmentally responsible
technology that delivers unparalleled value and enhanced customer
productivity.

The XC Cryochiller offers customers unique features and options that will set
a new standard in the industry. Its market leading cooling capacity increases
water vapor pumping speed and the Rapid Cool to Cool feature maximizes tool
productivity to enhance overall system performance in critical vacuum and
thermal management applications.It is also equipped with a power management
option that minimizes operating costs through increased energy savings.

The XC Cryochiller product line ushers in a new generation of environmentally
friendly chillers by using patented mixed gas refrigeration technology to
create ultra-low temperatures while complying with environmental legislation
worldwide."The XC Cryochiller satisfies requests from our customers for
improved thermal capacity, higher energy efficiency, advanced electronics and
functionality," said David Nordquist, Business Line Manager for Brooks'
Cryogenic division. "The new temperature control and heating capability will
address process heating and cooling applications across a wide range of
industries.We are very excited about the increased productivity, uptime and
energy savings that we are able to offer our customers with this new
platform."

Find out more about the XC Cryochiller at www.brooks.com.

About Brooks Automation, Inc.

Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation, vacuum and
instrumentation solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor
manufacturing, life sciences, and clean energy.Our technologies, engineering
competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to
market, and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior
value in their mission-critical controlled environments. Since 1978, we
have been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market
and through product development initiatives and strategic business
acquisitions; we have expanded our reach to meet the needs of customers in the
life sciences industry, analytical & research markets and clean energy
solutions. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with direct operations
in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit
www.brooks.com.

CONTACT: Brooks Automation, Inc.
         Barbara Culhane
         Corporate Marketing Manager
         (978) 262-2816
         barbara.culhane@brooks.com
        
         John Mills
         Senior Managing Director
         ICR, LLC
         310-954-1105
         john.mills@icrinc.com
 
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