Rudolph Receives Multi-system Order for Over $15 Million from Leading Foundry for Advanced Packaging Inspection

NSX 330 Inspection Systems selected for large-scale ramp of package production

FLANDERS, N.J.--()--Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) announced today that a leading foundry in Asia has placed an order for over $15 million USD for multiple NSX® 330 Systems. The systems will be used for inspection of next-generation fan-out wafer level packaging products, including whole-wafer inspection and post-saw inspection. The systems will begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2015 with the majority shipping in the first quarter of 2016.

“We are pleased to partner with this industry leader to provide the market-leading NSX System for their next-generation packaging line,” said Mike Goodrich, vice president and general manager of Rudolph’s Inspection Business Unit. “Key factors of this win were the systems’ superior inspection sensitivity, capture rate, and throughput for two-dimensional (2D) inspection, while meeting the automation challenges inherent with fan-out wafers and film frames. Additionally, all systems will be equipped with Rudolph’s Discover® Yield Management Software that enhances the user’s process analysis capability in real-time, enabling fast yield improvement and increasing the productivity of each tool and the overall fab yield. This level of process visibility is quickly becoming essential to factory efficiency.”

“Rudolph has been enabling its customers’ development of advanced packaging processes for nearly two decades. We are pleased that our experience, combined with our unique fusion of hardware and software solutions, was selected to help our customer quickly ramp and control such a critical project,” said Mike Plisinski, chief executive officer of Rudolph. “The development of advanced packaging solutions is a priority for many of our customers, as more of their customers specify packages utilizing fan-out, panel, and copper pillar technology to reduce the cost of devices while improving performance.” Plisinski adds, “While the 2016 forecast for the overall semiconductor industry remains relatively subdued at 1.9 percent growth, according to Gartner, the development of next-generation advanced packaging processes continues to be an important growth driver for Rudolph. We are pleased that our comprehensive solutions—process, process control, and software—are helping to enable this growth.”

The NSX family is the market leader for automated macro defect inspection for advanced packaging. The NSX 330 Series enables advanced packaging processes by directly improving the cost-of-ownership of multiple applications in a single platform. The NSX 330 Series boasts high-acceleration staging, high-speed multi-processor computing and flexible software with an unprecedented level of usability.

Discover YMS Software is Rudolph’s in-line defect, metrology and data management system designed to enhance Rudolph’s process analysis capability in real-time and post inspection analysis. While inspection and metrology systems provide a snapshot of the wafer or lots, limiting process correlation to a single event, Discover software collects individual tool results and provides an advanced statistical analysis of those results, allowing users to drill down into the data to reveal defect and metrology trends, wafer-level signatures, defect source analysis and metrology correlations. Discover software offers full characterization of inspection data, resulting in high productivity and demonstrable quality.

For more information about Rudolph’s NSX systems and Discover software, please visit www.rudolphtech.com.

About Rudolph Technologies

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, lithography, process control metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by semiconductor and advanced packaging device manufacturers worldwide. Rudolph delivers comprehensive solutions throughout the fab with its families of proprietary products that provide critical yield-enhancing information, enabling microelectronic device manufacturers to drive down costs and time to market of their devices. The Company’s expanding portfolio of equipment and software provides comprehensive solutions for front-end wafer processing, final manufacturing and advanced packaging of ICs. Headquartered in Flanders, New Jersey, Rudolph supports its customers with a worldwide sales and service organization. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.rudolphtech.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”) which include the benefits to customers of Rudolph’s products, Rudolph’s business momentum and future growth, Rudolph’s existing market position and its ability to maintain and advance such position relative to its competitors and Rudolph’s ability to meet the expectations and needs of our customers as well as other matters that are not purely historical data. Rudolph wishes to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provided for by the Act and cautions that actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of various factors, including risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Rudolph’s control. Such factors include, but are not limited to, delays in shipping products for technical performance, component supply or other reasons, the company’s ability to leverage its resources to improve its positions in its core markets and fluctuations in customer capital spending. Additional information and considerations regarding the risks faced by Rudolph are available in Rudolph’s Form 10-K report for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As the forward-looking statements are based on Rudolph’s current expectations, the company cannot guarantee any related future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Rudolph does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Contacts

Rudolph Contacts:
Investors:
Steven R. Roth, 973-448-4302
steven.roth@rudolphtech.com
or
Guerrant Associates
Laura Guerrant-Oiye, 808-882-1467
Principal
lguerrant@guerrantir.com
or
Trade Press:
Amy Shay, 952-259-1794
amy.shay@rudolphtech.com

Release Summary

A leading foundry has selected the NSX inspection system for its fan-out wafer level packaging ramp. The multi-system order totals over $15 million dollars. The systems ship in Q4 2015 and Q1 of 2016.

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Contacts

Rudolph Contacts:
Investors:
Steven R. Roth, 973-448-4302
steven.roth@rudolphtech.com
or
Guerrant Associates
Laura Guerrant-Oiye, 808-882-1467
Principal
lguerrant@guerrantir.com
or
Trade Press:
Amy Shay, 952-259-1794
amy.shay@rudolphtech.com