Mattson Technology Strengthens Foundry Position With Helios XP

Mattson Technology Strengthens Foundry Position With Helios XP RTP
System Shipment to Fourth Foundry Customer 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 --  Mattson Technology, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used
to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has shipped
its Helios(R) XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system to a fourth
major foundry customer. The Helios XP will be used for the volume
production and development of next-generation chips at leading-edge
technology nodes. 
"At the 2X nanometer and below process regimes, where smaller
transistors are more sensitive to temperature variations, achieving
uniformity across the die becomes increasingly challenging," said
Johannes Keppler, senior director and general manager of Mattson
Technology's Thermal Products Group. "The Helios XP's patented
dual-side heating and differential thermal energy control (DTEC)
technology dynamically controls within-die temperature and reduces
pattern loading effect to provide unparallelled temperature
uniformity and minimized wafer stress for advanced transistor
Keppler concluded, "Since the introduction of the Helios XP in 2009,
the system has been demonstrating its advanced thermal processing
capabilities, and the addition of our fourth foundry customer further
validates the system's success in addressing their most critical
foundry challenges. This latest Helios XP shipment reinforces the
strength of our RTP position in the critical foundry area, where we
are now positioned at the top four leading semiconductor foundries in
the world. We look forward to supporting our foundry customers with
technologically advanced tools that deliver excellent thermal
processing performance and low cost of ownership to help them achieve
the highest yields in their production ramp of next-generation
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: 
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