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Rudolph Announces Record Installations of Its Advanced Process Control Software

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Rudolph Technologies, Inc.

1 Rudolph Rd., P.O. Box 1000, Flanders, NJ, 07836, USA

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Rudolph Announces Record Installations of Its Advanced Process Control Software

Press release date: May 20, 2014

Following a record number of Yield Management Software installations, Rudolph experiences increased demand for its Advanced Process Control Software as it becomes critical to customers in maintaining yield during high-volume manufacturing

Flanders, New Jersey — Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC) announced today that it has completed a record number of installations for its ARTIST® fault detection and classification (FDC) and ProcessWORKS® advanced process control (APC) software solutions from manufacturers in USA, Japan and Europe during the first quarter of 2014.

Wins include multiple customers in the mobile communications supply chain, hard disc drive (HDD) and the burgeoning power device market. Expanding on nearly 800 tools connected in 2013, recent wins will add another 1,000 tool connections in 2014. With FDC and APC software in place, customers are making plans to install Rudolph's advanced yield analysis and data mining applications to further optimize their manufacturing operations.

According to Richard Beaver, director of APC product management in Rudolph's Data Analysis and Review Business Unit, "This is a very competitive market and we are delighted that customers recognize and appreciate the unique value proposition that our advanced process control systems provide. In each account, the ARTIST and ProcessWORKS software solutions were selected through competitive evaluations. We were selected, in large part, because of our ability to deploy the systems into our customers' manufacturing lines within days, where they will run 24-7, to help improve the manufacturing process and increase yield. Our expertise in equipment integration and extensive equipment model libraries developed over the last decade further differentiated us from the competition and provided demonstrable value to our customers."

Mike Plisinski, vice president and general manager of Rudolph's Data Analysis and Review Business Unit, added "The Rudolph team has done an excellent job improving time to value for our customers and offering clear paths to adopting additional Rudolph products as their needs grow.  Each sale represents a long-term relationship with our customer. Our customers will roll out our product to multiple process areas, then multiple sites. After which, we work with them to identify further opportunities for yield improvements by leveraging our broad product portfolio and low integration costs. As we continue to roll out our solutions to new process areas and new factories, we identify additional opportunities to help our customers improve yields and productivity." 

Rudolph's ARTIST FDC software helps customers increase yield by detecting equipment fault conditions before they can destroy product wafers, damage equipment or cause extended downtime for repairs. The ProcessWORKS APC software improves process performance and overall yields by making run-to-run adjustments based on measurements of process results. The systems are fully integrated with each other and can be quickly and easily deployed in any factory, process or tool. 

For more information about Rudolph's ARTIST and ProcessWORKS software solutions, please visit www.rudolphtech.com.

About Rudolph Technologies
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, advanced packaging lithography, process control metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by semiconductor device manufacturers worldwide. Rudolph provides a full-fab solution through its families of proprietary products that provide critical yield-enhancing information, enabling microelectronic device manufacturers to drive down the costs and time to market of their products. The Company's expanding portfolio of equipment and software solutions is used in both the wafer processing and final manufacturing of ICs, and in adjacent markets such as FPD, LED and Solar. Headquartered in Flanders, New Jersey, Rudolph supports its customers with a worldwide sales and service organization. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at www.rudolphtech.com.

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Trade Press:
Amy Pauling
952.259.1794
amy.pauling@rudolphtech.com

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