updated 6/13/2011 9:16:59 AM ET 2011-06-13T13:16:59

MILPITAS, Calif., June 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brooks Automation (Nasdaq:BRKS), Entegris (Nasdaq:ENTG), Intevac (Nasdaq:IVAC), LTX-Credence Corporation (Nasdaq:LTXC), Mattson Technology (Nasdaq:MTSN), MKS Instruments (Nasdaq:MKSI), Nanometrics (Nasdaq:NANO), Rudolph Technologies (Nasdaq:RTEC), Ultra Clean Technology (Nasdaq:UCTT) and Ultratech (Nasdaq:UTEK) today jointly announced the third annual CEO Investor Summit to be held July 13, 2011 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM PDT at the W Hotel located at 181 Third St., San Francisco, CA. The event will be hosted by executive management from each of the participating companies and will feature a small group meeting, "round-robin" format. Open to accredited investors and publishing research analysts, this format is intended to maximize the time with the management teams from each of the participating companies. While held concurrently with SEMICON West and Intersolar 2011, the event is not affiliated with the show.

Last day for registration is June 30th, but space is limited so we strongly suggest you register as soon as possible.

Interested parties may RSVP through any of the contact names listed below:

Contact  
Barbara Culhane (Brooks Automation)  (978) 262-2816 or barbara.culhane@brooks.com 
   
Steve Cantor (Entegris)  (978) 436-6750 or steven_cantor@entegris.com
   
Claire McAdams (Intevac, MKS Instruments, Nanometrics)   (530) 265-9899 or claire@headgatepartners.com
   
Rich Yerganian (LTX-Credence)   (781) 467-5063 or rich_yerganian@ltx-credence.com
   
Laura Guerrant (Mattson Technology, Rudolph Technologies)  (808) 882-1467 or lguerrant@guerrantir.com
   
Angie Sandoval (Ultra Clean Technology)  (510) 576-4545 or asandoval@uct.com 
   
Laura Rebouche (Ultratech)  (408) 577-3009 or lrebouche@ultratech.com


About Brooks Automation: Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation solutions to the global semiconductor and related industries. Our products and services are meeting the needs of customers across a broad spectrum of applications and industries, and the global semiconductor manufacturing sector is our largest served market. When demanding productivity and availability objectives are essential factors for success, customers throughout the world turn to Brooks Automation, Inc. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA. www.brooks.com.

About Entegris: Entegris is a global provider of advanced filtration and materials handling products used in very demanding manufacturing environments. With sales of $688 million USD in fiscal 2010, the Company provides these products to the world's leading manufacturers in the semiconductor, LED, solar, TFT-LCD, and chemical and gas industries. Entegris sells to a broad list of semiconductor fabs, equipment OEMs, and materials suppliers, including wafer growers and chemical companies, as well as LED fabs, and display component makers. The Company has operations based in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. Nearly two-thirds of the Company's sales are to Asia-Pacific customers. Entegris is headquartered in Billerica, MA. www.entegris.com.

About  Intevac:  Intevac was founded in 1991 and has two businesses: Equipment and Intevac Photonics. Equipment Business: We are a leader in the design, development and marketing of high-productivity lean manufacturing systems and have been producing Lean Thinking platforms since 1994. We provide process manufacturing equipment solutions to the hard drive industry, high-productivity process manufacturing equipment and inspection solutions to the solar photovoltaic industry and wafer handling platforms to the semiconductor industry. Photonics: We are a leader in the development and manufacture of leading edge, high-sensitivity imaging products and vision systems, as well as table-top and handheld Raman instruments. Markets addressed include military, industrial, medical and scientific. Intevac is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. www.intevac.com

About LTX-Credence: LTX-Credence is a global provider of ATE solutions designed to deliver value through innovation enabling customers to implement best-in-class test strategies to maximize their profitability. LTX-Credence addresses the broad, divergent test requirements of the wireless, computing, automotive and entertainment market segments, offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies, the largest installed base in the Asia-Pacific region, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources. LTX-Credence is headquartered in Milpitas, CA. www.ltxc.com.

About Mattson Technology: Mattson Technology designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The company is a leading supplier of plasma and RTP equipment to the global semiconductor industry and operates in three primary product sectors: dry strip, RTP and etch. Through manufacturing and design innovation, Mattson Technology produces technologically advanced systems that provide productive and cost-effective solutions for customers fabricating current- and next-generation semiconductor devices. Mattson Technology is headquartered in Fremont, CA. www.mattson.com.

About MKS Instruments: MKS is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. The company's products are derived from its core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology. Primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for semiconductor devices, and for other thin film applications including flat panel displays, solar cells, light emitting diodes, data storage media, and other advanced coatings. MKS also leverages its technology in other markets with advanced manufacturing applications including medical equipment, pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy generation, and environmental monitoring. MKS is headquartered in Andover, MA. www.mksinst.com.

About Nanometrics: Nanometrics is a leading provider of advanced, high-performance process control metrology systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors, high-brightness LEDs, data storage devices and solar photovoltaics. Nanometrics' automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, overlay registration, topography and various thin film properties, including film thickness as well as optical, electrical and material properties. The company's process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to high-volume production of semiconductors and other devices, to advanced wafer-scale packaging applications. Nanometrics' systems enable device manufacturers to improve yields, increase productivity and lower their manufacturing costs. Nanometrics is headquartered in Milpitas, CA. www.nanometrics.com.

About Rudolph Technologies: Rudolph is a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, 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 yield management solutions are used in both the wafer processing and final manufacturing of ICs, as well as in emerging markets such as LED and solar. Rudolph Technologies is headquartered in Flanders, NJ. www.rudolphtech.com.

About Ultra Clean Holdings: Ultra Clean is a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean offers its customers an integrated outsourced solution for gas delivery systems and other subassemblies, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing and component testing capabilities. Ultra Clean's customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and research industries. Ultra Clean is headquartered in Hayward, California. www.uct.com.

About Ultratech: Ultratech designs, manufactures and markets photolithography and laser processing equipment. Founded in 1979, the company's market-leading advanced lithography products deliver high throughput and production yields at a low, overall cost of ownership for bump packaging of integrated circuits and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs). A pioneer of laser processing, Ultratech developed laser spike anneal technology, which increases device yield, improves transistor performance and enables the progression of Moore's Law for 45-nm and below production of state-of-the-art consumer electronics. Ultratech is headquartered in San Jose, CA. www.ultratech.com

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