Ultratech Receives Multiple System Order to Support Major Asian OSAT Expansion


Ultratech's AP300 Lithography Platform Chosen for Next-Generation Advanced Packaging Applications



SAN JOSE, Calif., – Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), a leading supplier of lithography, laser­-processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HBLEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, today announced that it has received a multiple system order from a leading outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) company. Ultratech's AP300E lithography systems will be utilized for various advanced packaging applications including copper pillar, wafer-level packaging (WLP) and emerging technologies including fan-out WLP and silicon interposers to support growth driven by mobile devices.



Ultratech General Manager and Vice President of Lithography Products Rezwan Lateef stated, "Recently a number of companies have been investigating reduction steppers for use in advanced packaging applications. Based on that information, this customer performed a comprehensive side-by-side onsite evaluation and found that Ultratech's Unity AP300E stepper demonstrated superior imaging performance and lower cost of ownership for volume production. Specifically, our system provided a larger depth-of-focus (DOF) and nearly perfect vertical sidewall angles for copper pillar applications, and demonstrated superior extendibility for next-generation, fine-pitch, fan-out WLP applications. The competition simply could not meet these stringent process requirements. We are very pleased to support the expansion efforts for this major OSAT, and look forward to working with them on developing the next generation of advanced packaging applications."



The Ultratech AP300 Family of Lithography Steppers

The AP300 family of lithography systems is built on Ultratech's customizable Unity Platform™, delivering superior overlay, resolution and side wall profile performance and enabling highly-automated and cost-effective manufacturing. These systems are particularly well suited for copper pillar, fan-out, through-silicon via (TSV) and silicon interposer applications. In addition, the platform has numerous application-specific product features to enable next-generation packaging techniques, such as Ultratech's award winning dual-side alignment (DSA) system, utilized around the world in volume production.



About Ultratech: Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK) designs, builds and markets manufacturing systems for the global technology industry. Founded in 1979, Ultratech serves three core markets: front­end semiconductor, back­end semiconductor, and nanotechnology. The company is the leading supplier of lithography products for bump packaging of integrated circuits and high­ brightness LEDs. Ultratech is also the market leader and pioneer of laser spike anneal technology for the production of advanced semiconductor devices. In addition, the company offers solutions leveraging its proprietary coherent gradient sensing (CGS) technology to the semiconductor wafer inspection market and provides atomic layer deposition (ALD) tools to leading research organizations, including academic and industrial institutions. Visit Ultratech online at: www.ultratech.com.



Unity Platform is a trademark of Ultratech, Inc.



CONTACT:

Company Contacts:

Ultratech

Bruce R. Wright

Senior Vice President CFO

Phone: 408/321­8835



The Blueshirt Group

Suzanne Schmidt

415/217­4962

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Melanie Solomon

415/217­4964

melanie@blueshirtgroup.com



Agency Contact:

MCA, Inc.

Angie Kellen

650/968­8900



Ultratech, Inc.

3050 Zanker Road

San Jose, CA, 95134, United States

www.ultratech.com  

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