Matrix Announces Multiple Bobcat System Order

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Matrix Integrated Systems, Inc.

    RICHMOND, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Matrix
 Integrated Systems, Inc., a global supplier of advanced process equipment to
 semiconductor industry, announced receipt and shipment of an order for
 multiple systems to multiple international locations for its Bobcat 200 single
 chamber, dual plasma source CDE cleaning system from a leading North American
 manufacturer of computer & peripheral hardware.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990831/MATRIXLOGO )
     Commenting on the announcement, Jim Marshall, Chairman, President and CEO
 of Matrix, stated:  "We are extremely pleased to have received this order
 validating our strategy to provide a single chamber 200 mm plasma cleaning
 tool with the best "value proposition" available in the market today. This
 order brings Bobcat shipments to 25 systems worldwide since introduction at
 Semicon West 2000."
     Confirming the order, the customer elaborated:  "The Bobcat 200 was
 selected to displace existing equipment based on Matrix' global support
 capability, Bobcat's competitive throughput, superior cost of ownership, and
 ability to meet our unique process requirements."
     Added Tom Bergman, Matrix Marketing Director:  "This design win
 establishes a new relationship with a leading manufacturer and reconfirms our
 capability to provide optimized solutions with high throughput platforms."
 
     About Matrix:
     Matrix Integrated Systems, Inc., headquartered in Richmond, California,
 with offices in Belgium and Japan, is a privately held global semiconductor
 equipment company that designs, manufactures, sells and services plasma based,
 photoresist strip and cleaning systems as well as non-critical etch systems
 used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Matrix competes with
 predominantly larger, public companies such as Mattson Technology, Novellus,
 and Axcelis Technologies. Matrix offers a comprehensive line of equipment to
 address all wafer sizes from 50 mm through 300 mm. The Company's line of "Cat"
 systems introduced from 1998 through 2000 include the Cheetah 200, a dual
 chamber system for wafer sizes up 200 mm, the Jaguar 300, a dual chamber
 system for 300 mm wafers, the BobCat 200, a single chamber system for wafer
 sizes up to 200 mm, and the Panther 300, a single chamber "Bridge Tool" for
 300 mm and 200 mm wafers. All four "Cat" systems offer the industry's lowest
 Cost of Ownership through a combination of high throughput, small footprint
 and low system cost.
 
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    RICHMOND, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Matrix
 Integrated Systems, Inc., a global supplier of advanced process equipment to
 semiconductor industry, announced receipt and shipment of an order for
 multiple systems to multiple international locations for its Bobcat 200 single
 chamber, dual plasma source CDE cleaning system from a leading North American
 manufacturer of computer & peripheral hardware.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990831/MATRIXLOGO )
     Commenting on the announcement, Jim Marshall, Chairman, President and CEO
 of Matrix, stated:  "We are extremely pleased to have received this order
 validating our strategy to provide a single chamber 200 mm plasma cleaning
 tool with the best "value proposition" available in the market today. This
 order brings Bobcat shipments to 25 systems worldwide since introduction at
 Semicon West 2000."
     Confirming the order, the customer elaborated:  "The Bobcat 200 was
 selected to displace existing equipment based on Matrix' global support
 capability, Bobcat's competitive throughput, superior cost of ownership, and
 ability to meet our unique process requirements."
     Added Tom Bergman, Matrix Marketing Director:  "This design win
 establishes a new relationship with a leading manufacturer and reconfirms our
 capability to provide optimized solutions with high throughput platforms."
 
     About Matrix:
     Matrix Integrated Systems, Inc., headquartered in Richmond, California,
 with offices in Belgium and Japan, is a privately held global semiconductor
 equipment company that designs, manufactures, sells and services plasma based,
 photoresist strip and cleaning systems as well as non-critical etch systems
 used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Matrix competes with
 predominantly larger, public companies such as Mattson Technology, Novellus,
 and Axcelis Technologies. Matrix offers a comprehensive line of equipment to
 address all wafer sizes from 50 mm through 300 mm. The Company's line of "Cat"
 systems introduced from 1998 through 2000 include the Cheetah 200, a dual
 chamber system for wafer sizes up 200 mm, the Jaguar 300, a dual chamber
 system for 300 mm wafers, the BobCat 200, a single chamber system for wafer
 sizes up to 200 mm, and the Panther 300, a single chamber "Bridge Tool" for
 300 mm and 200 mm wafers. All four "Cat" systems offer the industry's lowest
 Cost of Ownership through a combination of high throughput, small footprint
 and low system cost.
 
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