Rite Track and Brewer Science Formalize Collaborative Partnership

May 18, 2009

Agreement Leverages Brewer Science and Rite Track Strengths for Design Collaboration

May 18, 2009 "“ Rite Track, a leading manufacturer of track systems for the semiconductor, MEMS, solar cell, and thin film head industries, and Brewer Science, a trusted provider of leading-edge materials and processes to the semiconductor industry, announce the formation of a collaborative partnership. This partnership leverages the track manufacturing and support expertise of Rite Track with the process innovation and applications strength of Brewer Science.

Under this agreement, Rite Track and Brewer Science will expand design collaboration while integrating new processing technologies developed by Brewer Science into Rite Track-supported TEL Mark series track systems and SVG track systems. This partnership will leverage the advanced chemical expertise, process knowledge, and applications fab access of Brewer Science with Rite Track"™s excellence in designing custom modifications that extend the value of high-volume automated track systems.

"This is an exciting development for our customers," says Lori Nye, Chief Marketing Officer of Brewer Science. "The combination of Brewer Science equipment and materials innovations, coupled with Rite Track"™s manufacturing expertise provides expanded capabilities for both companies"™ customers."

"We are thrilled to have reached this agreement with Brewer Science. Working together, we can shorten our development cycle for new products by taking advantage of Brewer Science"™s extensive process expertise and applications lab capabilities. Additionally, integration of exciting new Brewer Science innovations onto mainstream production tracks provides a path from development with Brewer Science products to production on Rite Track modified systems with minimal re-qualification," stated John Noyes, Chief Technical Officer of Rite Track.

About Brewer Science

Brewer Science, based in Rolla, MO, USA, delivers innovative material, process, and equipment solutions for various applications including lithography, advanced packaging, MEMS, nanotechnology, optoelectronics, and compound semiconductors. The inventor of ARC® anti-reflective coating products for the microlithography world, Brewer Science continues to expand its scope with Cee® processing equipment, ProTEK® temporary etch protective coatings, WaferBONDâ„¢ temporary bonding materials, and CNTRENEâ„¢ microelectronics-grade carbon nanotube solutions. Exceptional technical expertise and extensive semiconductor industry knowledge, combined with world-class product and customer support, make Brewer Science a company that consistently enhances the value of the entire electronics industry. Further information on technologies and products from Brewer Science can be obtained via the company"™s web site at www.brewerscience.com.

About Rite Track

Established in 1993, Rite Track is the leading supplier of customized remanufactured track systems, focused on extending the value of production equipment for the semiconductor, thin film head, solar cell, and MEMS industries. Based in West Chester, Ohio, USA, Rite Track is the OEM-authorized supplier of refurbished TEL CLEAN TRACK Mark Vz, 7 and 8 systems to North America and Europe. Rite Track is also the SVG 8X and 9X track system product line owner, providing new/remanufactured/refurbished track systems worldwide. Through Rite Track"™s global logistics network, technical & spare parts support, upgrade/enhancement kits, and custom engineering services are available for all of their products. Rite Track is located at 8655 Rite Track Way, West Chester, OH 45069. For sales or product information, contact (513) 881-7820, +49-7171-878582 (Europe) or +65-64843421 (Asia), send e-mail to sales@ritetrack.com, or visit the company's web site at www.ritetrack.com.


Brewer Science, Inc.
Doyle Edwards
Marketing Communications Manager
2401 Brewer Drive
Rolla, Missouri 65401, USA
Phone: +1.573.364.0300 Fax: +1.573.364.6880
E-Mail: doyle.edwards@brewerscience.com

Rite Track, Inc.
Tom Parish
Vice President of Marketing
8655 Rite Track Way
West Chester, Ohio 45069, USA
Phone: +1.513.645.8600 Fax: +1.513.881.7822
E-Mail: tom.parish@ritetrack.com