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Axcelis Secures Ion Implant Tool Orders In Japan And Announces Participation In SEMICON Japan 2018 With Partner SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions

BEVERLY, Mass., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, confirms receiving a multiple system order for both high-current and high-energy ion implanters from a major analog customer in Japan with deliveries scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019.  Expanding their engagement in the Japan market, Axcelis also plans to showcase their Purion™ Platform of ion implanters in the SEMICON Japan 2018 exhibition.  The company will be participating in SEMICON Japan with its distribution and support partner, SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., booth #5445 in Hall 5. The SEMICON event, one of the most important technology forums in the Asia Pacific region, is being held December 12-14, at the Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. 

Mary Puma, president and CEO of Axcelis Technologies, said, "We are excited to be working closely with SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions to offer new implant solutions to leading Japanese semiconductor companies. Our Purion H, high current implant demo capability at SCREEN's Process Technology Center in Hikone, Japan will be operational in the first quarter 2019, and we are making strong advances through our technical collaboration."  She continued, "It is rewarding to be a part of this important growing market, and to foster new opportunities to introduce the Purion platform's advanced ion implant technology to Japanese chipmakers." 

Tadahiro Suhara, representative director and president of SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions, commented, "Japanese customers are very impressed by the advanced capabilities provided by Axcelis` ion implant technology. SCREEN is committed to working with our customers and providing comprehensive service and support for Purion product success in Japan.  With that objective in mind, we have invested in our Hikone Process Technology Center infrastructure to enable Purion tool demonstration and training capability within Japan.  SCREEN will include Purion ion implanters among our offerings in our exhibit booth at SEMICON Japan."

About Axcelis:
Axcelis (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Mass., has been providing innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry for over 35 years. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation systems, one of the most critical and enabling steps in the IC manufacturing process. Learn more about Axcelis at www.axcelis.com.

AXCELIS CONTACTS:
Maureen Hart (editorial/media) 978.787.4266
Doug Lawson (investor relations) 978.787.9552

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