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FSI (FSII) Receives ORION(R) Single Wafer Cleaning System Order from Major Manufacturer

Mar. 17, 2010 (Business Wire) — FSI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSII), a leading manufacturer of wafer cleaning systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, announced today that it received an order for an FSI ORION® system with ViPR™ technology from a major semiconductor manufacturer based in Asia. The FSI ORION system will be used for the development and qualification of front-end-of-line (FEOL) cleaning processes in advanced IC manufacturing. After a comparison of competitive alternatives, this customer determined that the FSI ORION ViPR technology was the ideal solution for meeting its anticipated resist stripping requirements. FSI expects to ship this evaluation FSI ORION single wafer cleaning system to this customer during its fiscal 2010 third quarter.

IC manufacturers are finding that the unique closed chamber design of the FSI ORION system permits safe use of aggressive, high-temperature ViPR process technology for all-wet removal of highly implanted photoresist. FSI’s differentiated ViPR technology minimizes material loss and lowers defectivity. The FSI ORION process chamber design, with an integrated spray bar, improves process uniformity, shortens process time, reduces chemical consumption and enhances particle removal.

“With this order we have accomplished a key fiscal 2010 objective to place FSI ORION systems at strategic logic, memory and foundry producers,” said Don Mitchell, FSI chairman and chief executive officer. “We have taken a very deliberate approach in the development of our single wafer cleaning technology, focusing on translating our considerable experience and expertise into a tool that will meet the industry’s advancing surface conditioning requirements,” continued Mitchell.

About FSI

FSI International, Inc. is a global supplier of surface conditioning equipment, technology and support services for microelectronics manufacturing. Using the company’s broad portfolio of cleaning products, which include batch and single-wafer platforms for immersion, spray, vapor and cryokinetic technologies, customers are able to achieve their process performance flexibility and productivity goals. The company’s support services programs provide product and process enhancements to extend the life of installed FSI equipment, enabling worldwide customers to realize a higher return on their capital investment. For more information, visit FSI’s website at http://www.fsi-intl.com.

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