Axcelis Selected For Excellence In Commuter Options Award

          Axcelis Selected For Excellence In Commuter Options Award

Program Recognizes Employers That Demonstrate Superior Efforts to Reduce
Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PR Newswire

BEVERLY, Mass., April 15, 2013

BEVERLY, Mass., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of innovative, high-productivity solutions
for the semiconductor industry, has been recognized with a Spotlight Award for
its bicycle commuting program at the Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO)
awards, held in Boston at Fenway Park, on March 28th. The annual ECO awards
honor Massachusetts employers and their efforts to reduce congestion and
greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging employees to utilize green
transportation options like walking, cycling, carpools and mass transit. In
addition to the Spotlight Award, Axcelis was recognized with a Leadership ECO
Award for the third straight year.

Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Steve Roberge accepted the award
on the company's behalf. He commented, "We're honored to receive this award.
Axcelis is committed to providing green, sustainable transportation options
for our employees, to keep our employees healthy and lessen our environmental
impact. Axcelis considers promotion of cycling as an important component of
its ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System and its goal to reduce
its overall carbon footprint form both direct and indirect sources of carbon
emissions."

The Company actively promotes bicycling to work and provides many incentives
and promotional programs for employees. These include secure, covered parking
facilities, showers and locker rooms, discounts on biking gear, training in
bicycle safety and maintenance, and participation in Bike to Work Week, and
Car Free Week. To demonstrate the efficacy of biking, the company also
sponsored two Bike vs. Car commute races last year. Axcelis is also a member
of the North Shore Transportation Management Association, allowing employees
access to a variety of commuter services and incentives including personalized
research, Ridematching, Green to Work incentive program, Guaranteed Ride Home
Program, and reduced ZipCar membership fees.

About the Mass ECO Awards:

The Mass ECO awards program is run by MassCommute, the Massachusetts Coalition
of Transportation Management Associations the Massachusetts Department of
Transportation (MassDOT), and MassRIDES, the statewide travel options program.

About Axcelis:

Axcelis (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Mass., provides innovative,
high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry. Axcelis is
dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design,
manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation systems, one
of the most critical and enabling steps in the IC manufacturing process. The
Company's Internet address is: www.axcelis.com.

CONTACT:

Maureen Hart (editorial/media) 978.787.4266
maureen.hart@axcelis.com

SOURCE Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

Website: http://www.axcelis.com