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Ultratech to Supply LED Lithography System to Taiwan-Based Company

Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices, today announced that it has received an order from Taiwan's largest light-emitting diode (LED) chip manufacturer for an LED lithography system, which is specifically designed and optimized for high-brightness LED (HBLED) manufacturing.  In addition, this customer has provided a conditional commitment to purchase several additional Sapphire 100 systems to meet its ramp requirements over the next few quarters.  The Sapphire 100 tool is scheduled to be available for volume shipments in the second half of 2010.

According to a representative of the Taiwan-based company, the Sapphire 100 lithography system provides the high-economic value and advanced technology required for HBLED manufacturing.  Upon the successful integration of the first Sapphire 100 into its manufacturing line, the additional systems will be used to support the company's HBLED capacity expansion plans.

"This strong commitment from a top-tier Taiwan customer reinforces the value Ultratech's new Sapphire 100 system provides to HBLED manufacturers," explained Doug Anberg, Ultratech's vice president of advanced stepper technology.  "HBLEDs are expected to see strong growth over the next few years as they become increasingly integrated into the products we use in our everyday life.  Ultratech's systems are specifically designed to provide cost-of-ownership advantages for leading HBLED manufacturing facilities around the world.  We look forward to working closely with our Taiwan-based partner and all of our global customers as we continue to develop solutions designed to address the requirements for cost-effective HBLED manufacturing."

Sapphire 100 Lithography System

Building upon the cost and performance advantages of the highly reliable 1500 platform, the Sapphire 100 system offers the added advantage of Ultratech's patented Machine Vision System (MVS).  The MVS delivers alignment flexibility that has significant advantages over standard alignment techniques.  The Sapphire 100 was specifically designed to meet the wide range of lithography needs for the HBLED manufacturing industry.


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