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Axcelis Lands Major Global Support Solutions Contract For Leading Chip Manufacturer Valued At $30 Million

BEVERLY, Mass., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that it has signed a five year, comprehensive global support contract with one of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers valued at $30 million. Axcelis' award winning Global Support Solutions program is designed to optimize all aspects of manufacturing performance throughout the fab cycle, enabling customers to achieve their business goals.

Under the contract, the Company will support a full suite of Axcelis implant, cleaning and thermal processing equipment at multiple fabs in the U.S.  Axcelis experts will manage a range of programs to enhance system productivity and capital efficiency, including all aspects of tool maintenance, spare parts and consumables management and reporting.  Axcelis' Global Support Solutions program also offers proactive, customized process and applications support to help customers meet their most demanding manufacturing challenges.

Vice President of Global Service Solutions Eric Paulik commented, "Axcelis provides a flexible, customized solution focused on minimizing equipment support costs while achieving the highest levels of productivity on the manufacturing floor, allowing the customer to concentrate on their core competency - making leading edge semiconductors."  He added, "This program is part of a growing industry trend to outsource management of manufacturing equipment, as customers strive to meet the demands of next generation chip production. We're pleased to be able to help this industry leader maximize the return on their equipment investment."

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts, provides innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation and cleaning systems. The company's Internet address is: www.axcelis.com.

Company Contacts:

Maureen Hart (editorial/media) 978.787.4266 Maureen.hart@axcelis.com

Jay Zager (financial community) 978.787.9408 jay.zager@axcelis.com

SOURCE Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

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