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USHIO to Consolidate EUV Business into a Single Unit in Japan and Continue Its Business for Inspection and Development



  USHIO to Consolidate EUV Business into a Single Unit in Japan and Continue
  Its Business for Inspection and Development Applications

              - Transferring its maintenance business to ASML -

Business Wire

TOKYO -- May 9, 2013

USHIO INC. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and Chief Executive Officer:
Shiro Sugata; hereinafter "USHIO") (TOKYO:6925) today announced that it will
close down the activities of XTREME technologies GmbH (Headquarters: Germany;
President: Tatsushi Igarashi, hereinafter "XTREME"), a research and
development company for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) light sources for
next-generation semiconductor lithography, and consolidate the EUV light
source business into a single unit in Japan and continue it for inspection and
development applications in the future.

With this, the maintenance services for XTREME EUV light sources that were
provided for ASML Netherlands B.V., a subsidiary of Netherland-based ASML
Holding N.V., are transferred to ASML on May 9, local time.

The impact of this decision on our financial results has been already
reflected in the final results for the term ended in March 2013.

About USHIO INC.
Established in 1964, USHIO INC. (TOKYO: 6925) is a leading manufacturer of
light sources such as lamps, lasers, and LED in a broad range from ultraviolet
rays to visible to infrared rays, and optical equipment and cinema-related
products incorporating these. It also makes products in the electronics field
such as semiconductors, flat panel displays and electronic components, as well
as in the visual imaging field including digital projectors and lighting, and
these products enjoy dominant market shares. In recent years, it has
undertaken business in the life science area such as medicine and the
environment.

Contact:

USHIO INC.
Chie Kobayashi, +81-3-3242-1815
IR & Public relations
Fax: +81-3-3245-0589
contact@ushio.co.jp
http://www.ushio.co.jp/en/
2-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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