Akrion signs SCP Global Technologies deal

Company will support SCP’s batch installation base

September 12, 2006 — /PRNewswire/ — ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Akrion, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement, subject to certain conditions, to acquire most of the assets and selected liabilities of SCP Global Technologies, Inc. (SCP), a manufacturer of batch-immersion tools based in Boise, Idaho.

This transaction is the next step in Akrion’s on-going strategy to become the pre-eminent supplier of surface preparation equipment to the semiconductor industry. Akrion offers solutions for all semiconductor manufacturing process nodes. Products for batch immersion cleaning (> 90nm design rules) include the high-quality, highly reliable and flexible modular GAMA(TM) Series and i- Clean(TM) systems. For leading edge devices, 90-45nm, Akrion offers Goldfinger(TM) single-wafer cleaning systems for 200 and 300mm FEOL and BEOL applications.

Upon closing of the SCP acquisition, Akrion will provide tools, spare parts, service, enhancements and product upgrades to former SCP and Steag-AWP wet station customers for their extensive base of batch tools worldwide.

James S. Molinaro, Akrion President and CEO said, “The semiconductor capital equipment market continues to consolidate and Akrion continues to lead the charge. We intend to enhance and maintain the SCP and Steag-AWP installed base of batch process systems worldwide, as we do with our GAMA(TM), i- Clean(TM), V3(TM) and Goldfinger(TM) systems. That is, we intend to provide unsurpassed service, spare parts and upgrades to all of our customers and we welcome “SCP” system owners to our “extended family.”

About Akrion

Akrion is a leading provider of single-wafer and batch-immersion cleaning systems for the semiconductor industry. The company’s products are used in the production of a diverse range of semiconductor and related devices, including integrated circuits for DRAM, Flash, Logic and micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) and photomasks. Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., Akrion’s Allentown production facility is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified. The company Web site is located at http://www.akrion.com/.

Source: Akrion, Inc.

CONTACT: Alan Walter of Akrion, Inc., +1-610-530-3698

Web site: http://www.akrion.com


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