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Axcelis Wins 2016 Supplier Excellence Award From Infineon Technologies
Award Recognizes Companies Who Achieve Infineon's Highest Level of Supplier Satisfaction

BEVERLY, Mass., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, has received the prestigious Infineon Supplier Excellence Award for its outstanding supplier performance in the front end equipment maintenance category.

Infineon specifically cited Axcelis' highly innovative 'All in One' service program as exemplary of the Company's dedication and commitment in helping Infineon achieve their business goals.  The comprehensive program comprises all support services and materials to ensure optimized performance and maximum ROI over the complete lifecycle of the tool. This provides chipmakers with a predictable operating budget with guaranteed annual cost caps, year to year cost out initiatives, and focused efforts to extend their equipment investment through multiple technology nodes with continuous improvement programs and upgrades. 

President and Chief Executive Officer Mary Puma commented, "We are honored to have earned this prestigious Supplier Excellence Award from Infineon.  This new program is an example of Axcelis' Customer Support and Innovation strategy to collaborate with customers and proactively develop flexible solutions to protect and maximize their equipment investments."

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. The Company's Internet address is:

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