Carl Zeiss SMT Names Daniel McGee Vice President Sales and Service, North America

Appointment of Daniel McGee, formerly Vice President IBM Global Alliance at KLA-Tencor, brings world class management expertise to Carl Zeiss SMT's North American sales and service activities

PEABODY, Mass.--()--In a move that brings the leadership of an experienced industry veteran to the position of Vice President Sales and Service for North America, Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. today announced the appointment of Daniel McGee to this post.

McGee brings over 28 years of experience in the semiconductor and industrial capital equipment business to Carl Zeiss SMT. With outstanding career steps at Varian Semiconductor and Tencor, Dan most recently held the position of Vice President IBM Global Alliance at KLA-Tencor. There, he had responsibility for all sales, service, technical and marketing activities supporting IBM Microelectronics and the development activities of its alliance partners: AMD, Chartered, Samsung, and Infineon. Prior to that, he managed KLA-Tencor's field operations in the Midwest, Eastern U.S. and Canada.

McGee, who will be directly reporting to Frank Averdung, President and General Manager of Carl Zeiss SMT Inc., will concentrate on optimizing all aspects of customer satisfaction in North America. A particular focus will be further expansion of Carl Zeiss SMT's market presence and support of its growth plan.

We are very pleased to have Dan join the Carl Zeiss SMT team here in Peabody, Massachusetts, said Averdung. His experience and expertise will bring new emphasis and creative programs to our initiatives regarding customer satisfaction and growth. We very much look forward to Dans personal contribution and his proven leadership. In particular, his experience with semiconductor customers will help us to accelerate market adoption of our revolutionary new Helium ion microscopy technology in the U.S.

About Carl Zeiss SMT AG

Carl Zeiss SMT utilizes its globally leading know-how in light, electron and ion-optical technologies to offer its customers in the manufacturing industry and R&D a broad portfolio of products, services and application solutions. The market-leading systems and solutions from Carl Zeiss SMT are used in mutually strengthening fields of application in nanotechnology such as semiconductor technology, materials research and the life sciences. The global customer community is constantly growing.

As the innovation leader for lithography optics, as well as optical and particle-beam based inspection, analysis and measuring systems, Carl Zeiss SMT opens up new avenues for its customers in industrial manufacturing environments, quality assurance and industrial and university R&D. Together with its subsidiaries in Germany, England, France and the USA, the international group of companies has approximately 2,400 employees.

In fiscal year 2005/06, Carl Zeiss SMT AG generated revenues of over EUR 860 million. Carl Zeiss SMT AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG. Visit http://www.smt.zeiss.com for additional information.

Contacts

Carl Zeiss SMT Inc., USA
Beth Bressan, 978-826-7903
Director of Business Affairs and Marketing
Cell: 914-374-3870
bressan@smt.zeiss.com
or
Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Germany
Markus Wiederspahn, +49 73 64 20 21 94
Public Relations
wiederspahn@smt.zeiss.com

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Contacts

Carl Zeiss SMT Inc., USA
Beth Bressan, 978-826-7903
Director of Business Affairs and Marketing
Cell: 914-374-3870
bressan@smt.zeiss.com
or
Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Germany
Markus Wiederspahn, +49 73 64 20 21 94
Public Relations
wiederspahn@smt.zeiss.com