Strasbaugh Ships nTrepid CMP System to Japanese Customer

Jan 06, 2010, 07:00 ET from Strasbaugh

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Strasbaugh (OTC Bulletin Board: STRB) announced today that it shipped its first nTrepid CMP system to a leading Japanese manufacturer.

"Support of our Japanese customers is a primary focus for Strasbaugh," said Bob Roberts, Executive Director, Advanced CMP Technologies. "We are dedicated to getting this CMP system in production quickly and efficiently, so that the customer can realize the full potential of their new nTrepid."

The nTrepid is a high volume CMP system, offering superior process performance, unmatched small-lot and high-mix production flexibility, and low cost of ownership. It is available with Strasbaugh's most advanced STB P300 CMP technologies, including revolutionary optical endpoint detection capability, next generation wafer carriers, ultra precise pad conditioning, and industry-proven integrated cleaning.

About Strasbaugh

Strasbaugh has 60 years of leadership in design and manufacturing of advanced surfacing technology for the global semiconductor, silicon, data storage, MEMS, LED, telecommunications and optics industries. Through close alliances with premier manufacturers in these markets, Strasbaugh has developed pioneering technology that has become the standard in polishing and grinding today. Strasbaugh's state-of-the-art chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) systems, high quality prime wafer polishing and grinding tools, and leading edge process technologies, enable customers to realize their performance goals and has established the company as a world class provider of innovative, reliable, high-yield surfacing solutions.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release, including without limitation, statements regarding the ability of the nTrepid to provide the benefits described are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual future results could differ from those statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the ability of Strasbaugh to manufacture and deliver products pursuant to the terms of the purchase order, the projected future demand for Strasbaugh's products, changes in technology and governmental regulations and policies, competitive products and services, unforeseen technical issues and those factors contained in the "Risk Factors" Section of Strasbaugh's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and other Strasbaugh filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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