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Mattson Announces Equipment Refurbishment Agreements With ESL Elektronik and Ascenx Technologies

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FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/14 -- Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, has entered into agreements with ESL Elektronik GmbH ("ESL") of Germany and Ascenx Technologies, Inc. ("Ascenx") of California to refurbish and sell direct to customers certain of Mattson's legacy products. Mattson's RTP 2800 and RTP 2900 products will be supported by ESL and Mattson's Aspen II Strip product will be supported by Ascenx.

Mattson and ESL have previously enjoyed a successful partnership in the refurbishment of legacy systems, and look forward to the expansion of this partnership to provide the highest level of sales and support for the RTP 2800 and RTP 2900 series systems. Installation, warranty, and after sales support will be provided by ESL. "ESL is very pleased to be a part of this legacy tool refurbishment agreement for the RTP 2800 and 2900 series products," stated Stefan Marschner, Managing Director of ESL. "We have a highly skilled team capable of achieving the highest standards needed in this very important tool set."

Mattson has expanded its partnership with Ascenx for contract manufacturing of various sub-systems and legacy tool refurbishment. Based on their proven track record, Mattson anticipates Ascenx to deliver world-class refurbished Aspen II Strip systems supporting its customers, including installation, warranty, and after sales support. "Ascenx's team has developed the required skills to support the Aspen II. Our team has deep experience in manufacturing the legacy systems critical for supporting our customers' installed base," said Tung Bach, President and CEO of Ascenx. "We have successfully completed several Aspen II Strip projects, meeting the customer requirements for production."

"Mattson has granted these legacy equipment licenses to ESL and Ascenx citing high quality standards and great potential for growth," said Hoang Hoang, Senior Vice President of Mattson's Global Business Operations. "We are looking forward to these collaborations to provide legacy systems, support and service for many years to come."

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 four primary product sectors: Dry Strip, Etch, Rapid Thermal Processing and Millisecond Anneal. 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) 657-5900. Internet:

About ESL - Elektronik, GmbH.
For your direct inquiry regarding RTP 2800 and 2900 refurbishment please contact ESL Elektronik GmbH, Hauptstrasse 8, 85630 Harthausen, Germany. Telephone: +49 (8106) 377410. Email:

About Ascenx Technologies, Inc.
For your direct inquiry regarding Aspen II Strip refurbishment please contact Ascenx Technologies, 1905 Tarob Court, Milpitas, California 95035. Telephone: (408) 945-1997. Email:

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