Customers name Oerlikon "Best Supplier" - Oerlikon Systems award

Oerlikon Systems awarded for its after sales support, product performance, and

Customers name Oerlikon "Best Supplier"

Pfäffikon SZ / Balzers, June 28, 2013 - Oerlikon Systems has been named "Best
Supplier" in the 2013 VLSIresearch annual customer survey, which sets the
benchmark in the semiconductor industry. The Oerlikon Business Unit won awards
in three different survey categories: as "10 BEST for Focused Suppliers of
Chip Making Equipment", "THE BEST Suppliers of Silicon Wafer Fab Equipment",
and RANKED 1st in "Deposition Equipment". "Being voted as one of the world's
best suppliers in the VLSIresearch customer satisfaction survey is a great
honor - and a remarkable achievement for our team. We sincerely thank our
customers for this important recognition", says Andreas Dill, Head of the
Oerlikon Systems Business Unit and CEO of the Advanced Technologies Segment.

The VLSIresearch "10 BEST" survey is widely recognized as a measure of product
quality and company performance in the semiconductor industry. The survey, in
which 147 equipment suppliers were evaluated this year, compiles customer
satisfaction ratings in 15 categories including supplier performance, customer
service, and equipment performance. Oerlikon Systems was specifically
recognized for its after sales support, customer commitment, product
performance, and uptime.

Consecutive winner

Oerlikon Systems rates in "THE BEST Suppliers of Silicon Wafer Fab Equipment"
for the 5th consecutive year and a "10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making
Equipment" for the 4th consecutive year. The latter category spans all sectors
of the semiconductor capital equipment industry: wafer processing, assembly,
packaging, and testing. For the first time this year Oerlikon was ranked #1 in
"Deposition Equipment," a highly competitive sector and category.
"Congratulations to Oerlikon for a well-deserved award," adds G. Dan
Hutcheson, CEO at VLSIresearch: "Your customers voted Oerlikon to the top of
our survey by repeating the impressive rankings of the past two years - a
remarkable result!"

The latest VLSIresearch survey results also underscore the growth trends for
the company: Oerlikon Systems is on track for another year of solid growth
despite a highly cyclical semiconductor market. The company is also
continuously increasing its footprint non-semiconductor applications such as
LEDs and power devices. "The excellent results of the VLSIresearch study
support our efforts to grow in new markets for which our nanotech equipment is
now applicable", says Segment CEO Andreas Dill.

For further information please contact:

Burkhard Böndel                          Sven E. Jarby
OC Oerlikon Management AG                Head of Marketing & Communications
Head of Group Communications & IR        Oerlikon Systems
T +41 58 360 96 02                       T +423 388 4878
F +41 58 360 98 02                       F +423 388 5426                

About Oerlikon

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is one of the world's leading high-tech industrial groups
specializing in machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of
innovative industrial solutions and cutting-edge technologies for textile
machines, drives, vacuum and solar energy systems, thin-film coating and
advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a tradition going back more than
100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with around 12,700 employees at more
than 160 locations in 34 countries and sales of CHF 2.9 billion in 2012. In
2012, the company invested CHF 106 million in R&D, with over 1,000 specialists
working on future products and services. In most areas, the company ranks
either first or second in the respective global markets.

About Oerlikon Systems

Oerlikon Systems focuses on production systems for advanced nanotechnology and
semiconductor applications. The core competence of Oerlikon Systems in the
thin-film coating technology enables solutions in the area of advanced
nanotechnology for touch panels, photovoltaics, thermoelectric generators and
energy storage, saving, conversion and transmission. Applications for the
semiconductor market include advanced packaging, power devices, read/write
heads for hard disks, LEDs and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). These
solutions facilitate the production of chips, devices and components used in
consumer electronics and various industrial sectors, including the information
technology, telecommunications and automotive industries.

Headquartered in Liechtenstein, Oerlikon Systems employs 200 around the world,
with a global infra-structure of 18 sales, service and spare part centers.

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