Mattson Technology Board of Directors Elects Tom St. Dennis to Succeed Retiring Shigeru "Steve" Nakayama

Mattson Technology Board of Directors Elects Tom St. Dennis to Succeed Retiring 
Shigeru "Steve" Nakayama 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 --   Mattson Technology,
Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment
used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced the retirement of
Steve Nakayama and the appointment of Tom St. Dennis to serve on its
Board of Directors. 
"We appreciate Steve's many contributions to Mattson Technology
during his 17 year tenure on the Board and wish him the very best for
his retirement," said Ken Kannappan, Chairman of Mattson's Board of
Directors. "We are very pleased that Tom is joining the Board and
believe his extensive executive management experience in the
semiconductor capital equipment industry will be a valuable asset to
the Board of Directors of Mattson Technology." 
"I have enjoyed my time on Mattson Technology's Board and am proud of
the progress the Company has made over the past 17 years in
delivering on its strategic objectives," said Steve. "I wish my
Mattson colleagues every success in continuing this progress." 
"Mattson Technology has positioned itself to grow in a number of key
markets over the next several years," said Tom. "I am pleased to join
the Company's Board of Directors and look forward to working closely
with the Mattson team on our goals to continue to create growth
opportunities and to build value for our shareholders." 
Mr. St. Dennis has over 25 years of semiconductor industry experience
as well as an extensive international business background. Mr. St.
Dennis has been the Chief Executive Officer and a Board Member of
FormFactor, Inc. since September 2010. Mr. St. Dennis previously held
various positions at Applied Materials, Inc. from 1992 to 1999 and
again from 2005 to 2009. His most recent role at Applied Materials,
Inc. was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Silicon
Systems Group. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. St. Dennis held the position of
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Novellus Systems,
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)
Mattson Technology Contact
J. Michael Dodson
Mattson Technology, Inc.
tel 1-510-657-5900
fax 1-510-492-5963 
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