Increase of Shareholding in SUSS MicroOptics S.A. to 100 percent

Garching, May 15, 2012 – SÜSS MicroTec AG, a global supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, has increased its shareholding in SUSS MicroOptics S.A., Neuchâtel, Switzerland, from formerly 85 percent to now 100 percent.

SUSS MicroOptics is a leading company for high-quality refractive and diffractive micro-optics. The know-how comprises profound experience in optical design, micro-fabrication and metrology. The company provides the highest quality components through leading edge manufacturing techniques, based on 200mm wafer technology in Quartz and Silicon, and its innovative advances in technology make SUSS MicroOptics a market leader in its segment.

"By acquiring 100 percent of SUSS MicroOptics, we have undertaken another step towards streamlining our organizational structure and have tied the company, which masters key technologies for us, close to the SUSS MicroTec group," said Frank P. Averdung, President and CEO of SÜSS MicroTec AG.

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