Ultratech Expands Advanced-Packaging Offerings with New Low-Cost Unity Platform(TM)-Based Tools Targeting Foundry Customers


Unity GOLD and Unity PLATINUM Deliver Low-risk, Low-cost, Production-Proven Lithography Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19 /-- Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTEK), a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used to manufacture semiconductors and nanotechnology devices, today introduced two new advanced-packaging (AP) lithography tools built on the company's highly successful Unity Platform(TM). Leveraging its industry expertise and market-leading AP platform, Ultratech developed the new 200mm Unity GOLD and 300mm Unity PLATINUM lithography systems to deliver cost- effective solutions for foundry customers. These low-risk manufacturing solutions provide the cost-of-ownership (CoO), operational flexibility and technical performance essential for Ultratech's global customers.

Ultratech Chairman and CEO Arthur W. Zafiropoulo explained, "As semiconductor chips become more pervasive, there is a greater focus on the economics of global manufacturing. Our newest Unity tools were developed to be key enablers in providing the best cost-effective solutions for our global customers. We are proud of the strength of our customer relationships as it allows us to gain insight into their challenges and emerging requirements. As the advanced-packaging lithography leaders, we will continue to leverage our industry experience to create customized, low-risk solutions, meeting our global customers' changing technology and economic needs with a broad and flexible portfolio of product offerings."

Ultratech's new products, built on the customizable Unity Platform, represent a tangible solution to address market conditions witnessed by the leading wafer foundry customers. Unity GOLD provides 150- and 200mm wafer packaging solutions for flat panel display (FPD) applications, while the Unity PLATINUM lithography system provides 200- and 300mm wafer processing capabilities for high-volume chip manufacturing.

About Ultratech: Ultratech, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets photolithography equipment used worldwide in the fabrication of semiconductor and nanotechnology devices, and has expanded its technology scope in pioneering laser processing technology for IC manufacturing. Founded in 1979, Ultratech is a market leader in gold and solder bump lithography. Its products are designed to substantially reduce the cost of ownership for manufacturers in the electronics industry. The company's home page on the World Wide Web is located at www.ultratech.com.

NOTE: Unity Platform is a trademark of Ultratech, Inc.

CONTACT: Bruce R. Wright, Senior Vice President & CFO, or Laura Rebouche, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, lrebouche@ultratech.com, both of Ultratech, Inc., +1-408-321-8835, or fax, +1-408-577-3379

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