Axcelis reiterates 4Q06 outlook, touts 60% order surge

January 9, 2007 – Axcelis Technologies Inc. is maintaining its outlook for 4Q06, with revenues of $115-$125 million (flat to slightly down sequentially) and EPS of $0.11-$0.15 (flat to slightly up).

The company saw a 60% jump in systems orders during the quarter vs. 3Q06, beating its anticipated order run rate, with activity for both its implant and dry strip products, according to chairman/CEO Mary Puma. She also pointed to “increasing momentum” for the company’s new Optima HD tool.

Axcelis’s final 4Q06 and FY06 results will be released on Jan. 31.


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