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TMCNet:  CyberOptics® Celebrates 10 Year Milestone for WaferSense® and ReticleSense™ Measurement Portfolio at Semicon China

[March 16, 2014]

CyberOptics® Celebrates 10 Year Milestone for WaferSense® and ReticleSense™ Measurement Portfolio at Semicon China

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, marks a 10 year milestone of worldwide semiconductor market adoption of the WaferSense and ReticleSense measurement portfolio. CyberOptics will showcase the family of measurement devices that provide leveling, gap measurement, robot teaching, vibration measurement and airborne particle detection solutions at the upcoming Semicon China conference and exhibition from March 18 - 20th in Booth #4535, Puritic Shanghai Corporation and Booth #2124, Winifred International Technology Limited at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China.

Semiconductor fabs and OEMs value the accuracy, precision and versatility of the specialized WaferSense and ReticleSense measurement portfolio that enables improvements in fab yields and equipment uptime.

"CyberOptics is well poised to build on our 30 year history of innovation, and 10 year history of WaferSense and ReticleSense market adoption. Our history is a springboard to furthering advancements of our measurement sensor technology platforms to bring new, innovative solutions that address key application needs in the semiconductor industry and other vertical markets that have stringent manufacturing quality and productivity standards," said Subodh Kulkarni, President and CEO of CyberOptics.

"For 10 years, seiconductor fabs and equipment OEMs have saved significant time and money by using the WaferSense and ReticleSense measurement solutions. Our newest portfolio addition, the ReticleSense Airborne Particle Sensor (APSR) in a reticle shaped form factor, enables equipment engineers to shorten equipment qualification and release to production and maintenance cycles all while reducing expenses. For example, customers have experienced up to 88% time savings, up to 95% reduction in costs and up to 20X the throughput with half the manpower resource requirements using the WaferSense Airborne Particle Sensor (APS) relative to legacy surface scan wafer methods," said Ferris Chen, Director of Sales for Asia at CyberOptics.


Unlike legacy methods, equipment engineers can quickly locate contamination sources and recognize the effects of cleaning adjustments and repairs in real-time with the wireless, Bluetooth® enabled ReticleSense Airborne Particle Sensor (APSR) and the ParticleView™ software, without opening the tool.

The WaferSense measurement portfolio including the Auto Leveling System (ALS), the Auto Gapping System (AGS), the Auto Vibration System (AVS (News - Alert)), the Auto Teaching System (ATS) and the Airborne Particle Sensor (APS) are available in 200mm, 300mm and 450mm wafer sizes. The ReticleSense Airborne Particle Sensor (APRS) and ReticleSense Auto Leveling System (ALSR) products are available in a reticle shaped form factor.

About Puritic Shanghai Corporation

Puritic Shanghai Corp. is a subsidiary of Taiwan Puritic Corp. which was founded on July 1996. It is devoted to the supply of semiconductor raw material and equipment, which includes piping material, valve and fitting, adapter, pump, flow meter, gas purifier and scrubber, etc. And its main application field is the facility system of semiconductor plant and optoelectronic plant.

About Winifred International Technology Ltd.

Winifred is established in 1982, now serving China and Hong Kong markets through 24 direct sale offices, 5 supporting hubs, and 1 bag converting factory. They specialize in providing total solutions for micro-contamination control in electronics, TFT-LCD, pharmaceutical, and industrial segments. They work closely with worldwide leading suppliers to provide products, technologies sharing, training, and logistic service with our clients.

About CyberOptics

Founded in 1984, CyberOptics Corporation is a leading provider of sensors and inspection systems that provide process yield and through-put improvement solutions for the global electronic assembly and semiconductor capital equipment markets. The company is repositioning itself as a developer and manufacturer of high-precision, proprietary 3D sensors for the electronics and general metrology markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it conducts worldwide operations through facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

Statements regarding the Company's anticipated performance are forward-looking and therefore involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: market conditions in the global SMT and semiconductor capital equipment industries; increasing price competition and price pressure on our product sales, particularly our SMT systems; the level of orders from our OEM customers; the availability of parts required for meeting customer orders; the effect of world events on our sales, the majority of which are from foreign customers; product introductions and pricing by our competitors; the level of revenue and loss we achieve in the remainder of 2013; the level of revenue and profit or loss we achieve in 2014; success of anticipated new OEM and end-user opportunities; and other factors set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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