GT Advanced Technologies Appoints Linda Reinhard as Vice President, New Business Development and Product Management

  GT Advanced Technologies Appoints Linda Reinhard as Vice President, New
  Business Development and Product Management

 Company to showcase sapphire cover and touch screen material at Mobile World
                     Congress February 25-28 in Barcelona

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

NASHUA, N.H. -- February 22, 2013

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GTAT) today announced the appointment
of Linda Reinhard as vice president, new business development and product
management for the company’s sapphire, DSS™ and HiCz™ products reporting to
Dan Squiller, GT’s chief operating officer. Reinhard will be responsible for
leading GT’s growth into new market segments and driving the product roadmap
to capitalize on these new opportunities including sapphire for cover and
touch screen applications.

“Linda brings deep experience and a proven track record in both product
management and new business development,” said Dan Squiller, GT’s chief
operating officer. “Linda’s initial focus will be on growing our sapphire
material and ASF equipment business, particularly new opportunities in the
cover and touch screen markets. She has extensive experience in Asia as well
as in the mobile device segment which we believe could be a significant area
of opportunity for our sapphire business. Linda will also drive our product
management and new business development for HiCz and our traditional PV
business.”

Reinhard received her BSEE from University of Illinois and an MBA from The
Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She has over 20 years of experience
with leading technology companies including Motorola, Cisco, Nokia, and H-P
holding senior level positions in new business development, marketing, sales,
and product management. She has lived in Asia and has extensive experience in
China and Asia Pacific evangelizing and introducing new products to major
OEMs. Reinhard will be located in GT’s headquarters in Merrimack, NH.

GT Showcases its Sapphire Cover and Touch Screen Material at MWC February
25-28

GT also announced today that it is participating in the 2013 Mobile World
Congress, the world’s largest mobile device event, February 25-28 in
Barcelona, Spain where GT will showcase its cover and touch screen sapphire
material.

“Our goal for the show is to continue educating the market about the unique
properties of GT’s ASF-grown sapphire material for cover and touch screen
applications,” said Linda Reinhard, GT’s vice president of business
development and product management. “ASF-grown sapphire’s durability and
resistance to scratching makes it ideally suited for a wide range of cover and
touch screen applications from ruggedized phones, camera covers, point of sale
devices and smartphone and touch screen devices. Other reinforced glass and
cover screen technologies try to emulate what ASF-grown sapphire does
naturally.”

GT will be exhibiting at MWC in Hall 5 Stand 5D32.

About GT Advanced Technologies Inc.

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. is a global provider of polysilicon production
technology and sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials
for the solar, LED and other specialty markets. The company's products and
services allow its customers to optimize their manufacturing environments and
lower their cost of ownership. For additional information about GT Advanced
Technologies, please visit www.gtat.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the information in this press release relates to future expectations,
plans and prospects for our business and industry that constitute
"forward-looking statements" for the purposes of the safe-harbor provisions of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not
limited to, all statements regarding continued growth and diversification of
the company as it pursues new markets including sapphire material for cover
and touch devices, the expected performance of sapphire for mobile devices and
other products when used as a protective screen, and future increases in
investments in research and development and diversification of the business
and revenue streams. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of
performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors,
many of which are outside the company's control, which could cause actual
events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements.
These factors may include the possibility that the company is unable to
recognize revenue on contracts in its order backlog. We cannot guarantee that
our bookings or order backlog will result in actual revenue in the originally
anticipated period or at all, which could reduce our revenue, profitability
and liquidity. Other factors that may cause actual events to differ materially
from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements include the
impact of continued decreased demand and/or excess capacity in the markets for
the output of our solar and sapphire equipment, general economic conditions
and the tightening credit market for having an adverse impact on demand for
our products, the possibility that changes in government incentives may reduce
demand for solar products, which would, in turn, reduce demand for our
equipment, technological changes could render existing products or
technologies obsolete, the company may be unable to protect its intellectual
property rights, competition from other manufacturers may increase, exchange
rate fluctuations and conditions in the credit markets and economy may reduce
demand for the company's products and various other risks as outlined in GT
Advanced Technologies Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including the statements under the heading "Risk Factors" in the
company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September
29, 2012. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of
these important factors. The statements in this press release represent GT
Advanced Technologies Inc.'s expectations and beliefs as of the date of this
press release. GT Advanced Technologies Inc. anticipates that subsequent
events and developments may cause these expectations and beliefs to change. GT
Advanced Technologies Inc. is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims
any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact:

Media
GT Advanced Technologies
Jeff Nestel-Patt, 603-204-2883
jeff.nestelpatt@gtat.com
or
Investors/Analysts
GT Advanced Technologies
Ryan Flaim, 603-681-3869
ryan.flaim@gtat.com
 
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