ESI Records Orders for Inspection Systems Exceeding $1 Million

„PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 7, 2002–Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESIO – news) today announced multiple orders from UST Technology for back-end semiconductor inspection equipment.\r\n
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\r\nDelivery will be completed during ESI’s fourth fiscal quarter, which ends June 1, 2002.\r\n
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\r\nBased in Singapore, UST Technology is an exclusive distributor of ESI’s test and inspection equipment for the back-end semiconductor market. The orders will be delivered to three large packaging customers in SE Asia within the next 30 days.\r\n
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\r\n\“We are experiencing increased demand for semiconductor inspection,\“ said Lonnie Ellingson, general manager for ESI’s Semiconductor Automation and Inspection Group.\r\n
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\r\n\“ESI provides inspection systems that are extremely accurate and fast,\“ said B.S. Lee, Equipment and Automation manager of ST Microelectronics, Muar. \“ESI is dependable and provides quality inspection equipment.\“\r\n
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\r\nESI’s back-end inspection systems are utilized by semiconductor packaging companies to inspect devices prior to shipment to end-users. The systems perform both mark and lead inspection of devices to ensure that the devices have not been damaged in the packaging process. Mark inspection also assures that devices are accurately and legibly marked with the manufacturers name and lot.\r\n
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\r\nAbout UST Technology Pte, Ltd.\r\n
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\r\nUST Technology Pte, Ltd., provides distribution of specialized equipment and materials to the semiconductor and electronics industries. UST represents ESI, Credence, Aetrium, Despatch, EIT, Gaiser Tools, Robotic Process Systems and others. The Company’s headquarters are located in Singapore.\r\n
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