Leading Semiconductor Industry Experts Join Cymer's New

Scientific Advisory Board SAN DIEGO (ots-PRNewswire) - Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) today announced the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board comprised of leading semiconductor industry experts. The charter of the new board is to review Cymer's advanced, next-generation research and development programs and help guide the development of leading-edge technology solutions to the semiconductor industry consistent with the never-ending demands of Moore's Law. The formation of the advisory board, while complementing Cymer's existing scientific talent, adds expertise in the areas of advanced semiconductors, lithographic technology, and high voltage power pulse systems. New board members include Daniel Birx, Ph.D., President of Advanced Pulse Power Technologies, Nigel Farrar, Ph.D., Project Leader, Advanced Lithography of Hewlett-Packard, Joseph Langston, Department Manager, Advanced Lithography of Intel, William Oldham, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California-Berkeley, and Steef Wittekoek, Ph.D. Executive Scientist, ASML, retired. Membership on Cymer's Scientific Advisory Board is on a personal basis. The affiliate companies do not necessarily endorse nor are liable for the members' actions. Commenting on the contributions Cymer expects from the advisory board, Robert Akins, president and chief executive officer of Cymer noted that its formation demonstrates the company's commitment to broadening its understanding of the industry's changing technology needs -- both near term and in the future. Akins stated, "We plan to utilize the board's expertise and insight to shape the scope and direction of our technology roadmap, and to help prioritize Cymer's product development in alignment with our industry's needs." Cymer, Inc. is the world's leading supplier of excimer laser illumination sources, the essential light source for deep ultraviolet (DUV) photolithography systems. DUV lithography is a key enabling technology, which has allowed the semiconductor industry to meet the exact specifications and manufacturing requirements for volume production of today's advanced semiconductor chips. Further information on Cymer may be obtained from the Company's SEC filings, the Internet at http://www.cymer.com or by contacting the Company directly. ots Original Text Service: Cymer, Inc. Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: Marie Burke, Director, Investor Relations, 858-618-5232, fax 858-618-3090, or Leslie Cole, Director, Marketing Communications, 858-451-7149, fax 858- 618-3035, both of Cymer, Inc.; or Dori Jones, Account Manager of MCA, Inc., 650-968-8900, fax 650-968-8990, for Cymer, Inc. Web site: http://www.cymer.com

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