Cymer Reports Second Quarter 2006 Operating Results

Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq:CYMI), the world's leading supplier of excimer laser light sources used in semiconductor manufacturing, today announced operating results for the second quarter and first six months, ended June 30, 2006.

For the second quarter of 2006:

-- net income rose to $22,602,000, equal to $0.55 per share (diluted), a 105 percent increase over net income of $11,015,000, equal to $0.30 per share (diluted), in the second quarter of 2005, and a 10 percent increase over net income of $20,603,000, equal to $0.52 per share (diluted), in the first quarter of 2006.

-- revenue grew to $135,379,000, a 40 percent increase over revenue of $96,392,000 in last year's second quarter, and a 6 percent increase over revenue of $127,117,000 in this year's first quarter.

For the first six months of 2006:

-- net income climbed to $43,205,000, equal to $1.07 per share (diluted), a 163 percent increase over net income of $16,400,000, equal to $0.45 per share (diluted) in the first half of 2005.

-- revenue rose to $262,496,000, a 45 percent increase over revenue of $181,202,000 in the first six months of 2005.

Commenting on the second quarter of 2006, Bob Akins, Cymer's chief executive officer, said, "We achieved record quarterly total revenue and non-systems revenue, and record net income. Gross margin improved for the sixth consecutive quarter, and at 48 percent, met our April 18, 2006 guidance. We realized operating income of $29,023,000 or 21 percent of revenue in the second quarter of 2006, compared to operating income of $24,273,000, or 19 percent of revenue, in the previous quarter. This demonstrated significant operating leverage, with every dollar of incremental revenue for the second quarter adding $0.58 to the operating income line.

"We recognized revenue on 75 light sources in the second quarter, a 7 percent increase over the prior quarter," Akins continued. "We shipped 31 of our XLA Series argon fluoride (ArF) light sources, the second highest quarterly volume of XLA light sources since the series was introduced. Shipments of our XLA 300, which targets high volume immersion production, accounted for 8 percent of second quarter system shipments. Our direct customers are currently ramping up their immersion scanner production to meet growing demand for immersion tools from an expanding number of chipmakers, and this in turn will drive increasing demand for the XLA 300. In the second quarter, ArF light sources accounted for 44 percent of systems shipments and constituted 64 percent of systems revenue."

Cymer's second quarter 2006 average selling price (ASP) was $958,000 on a currency adjusted basis. The quarterly average utilization of the company's light sources at chipmakers in the second quarter grew 3 percent over the prior quarter's level. This drove non-systems product revenue, which consists of consumables and spare parts, upgrades, and service, to $62,661,000 for the second quarter, equal to 46 percent of total revenue.

Second quarter 2006 bookings totaled $128,305,000 compared to first quarter 2006 bookings of $135,575,000. The second quarter 2006 book-to-bill ratio was 0.95, and the quarter-end backlog totaled $92,225,000. Included in this quarter's book-to-bill calculation is the dilutive effect of shipping competitive replacement lasers in the quarter under the laser replacement purchase order the company announced in January 2006.

Nancy Baker, Cymer's chief financial officer, stated, "Cymer generated $16,437,000 in cash from operations in the second quarter of 2006, and spent $2,817,000 on the acquisition of property and equipment, and an additional $8,200,000 on an EUV patent license agreement. This yielded free cash flow of $5,420,000 for the second quarter. Free cash flow is calculated as the net cash provided by operating activities less the acquisition of property, equipment and patent licenses. Our free cash flow would have been significantly higher, but we increased our inventory in the quarter. As we reduce inventory we anticipate generating higher levels of cash from operations during the remainder of 2006."

Corporate Outlook

Commenting on Cymer's outlook, Akins noted, "Over the past few weeks, investor sentiment in the semiconductor sector has obviously become cautious, based in part on concerns over whether or not consumers will continue to spend. Looking at semiconductor market conditions, in spite of the currently mixed macro-economic environment, the demand picture for DUV lithography remains intact and broad-based. Fab over-buying has not occurred and fab utilization remains in the low to mid 90% range. Flash memory manufacturers continue to expand capacity and 300mm fabs continue being built and populated. Our most advanced, highest value-added products are experiencing robust and growing demand, our ability to bring more advanced and highly innovative products to market strengthens our leadership, and our overall competitive position continues to be strong. The improvements we have made to date in our operating efficiency and financial performance have enhanced our ability to financially perform attractively throughout the semiconductor cycle."

Based on information available at this time, Cymer is currently providing the following guidance for the third quarter of 2006:

-- We currently estimate that total revenue should be up between 5 and 10 percent over second quarter 2006 revenue.

-- We are forecasting that foreign currency adjusted ASPs should rise to approximately $1,080,000 due to the product mix shifting more toward our XLA Series of light sources.

-- We expect that gross margin should be between 50 and 52 percent.

-- We anticipate that R&D expenses should be between $19.0 million and $20.0 million.

-- We expect SG&A expenses to be between $17.5 million and $18.0 million.

-- Our 2006 estimated annual effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 35 percent.

Cymer's management will hold a conference call at 2:00 pm (PDT) today, July 25, 2006, to discuss second quarter 2006 results and third quarter guidance. This press release, the conference call and accompanying slides may be accessed on the investor relations page of the company's Web site at www.cymer.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding factors that are expected to increase demand for the XLA 300, future cash generation, and the statements under the caption "Corporate Outlook" above. These statements are predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. In addition, statements regarding backlog and book-to-bill ratios should not be read as predictions or projections of future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including but not limited to: the performance and market acceptance of the company's new products or technologies; new and enhanced product offerings by competitors; the company's ability to meet its production and product development schedules; the demand for semiconductors in general, and, in particular, for leading-edge devices with smaller geometries; the timing of customer orders, shipments and acceptances; delays or cancellations by customers of their orders; cyclicality in the market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment; the rate at which semiconductor manufacturers take delivery of photolithography tools from the company's customers; the company's ability to secure adequate supplies of critical components for its advanced products; the company's ability to manage its expense levels and unanticipated expenses, and general economic conditions. For a discussion of these and other factors which may cause our actual events or results to differ from those projected, please refer to the company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as well as other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and the company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

About Cymer

Cymer, Inc. is the world's leading supplier of DUV laser illumination sources, the essential light source for DUV photolithography systems. DUV lithography is a key enabling technology, which has allowed the semiconductor industry to meet the exacting 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 www.cymer.com or by contacting the company directly.


                     Free Cash Flow Reconciliation
               For the three months ended June 30, 2006


Cash provided by operating activities                     $16,437,000
Less acquisition of property, equipment 
 and patent licenses                                      $11,017,000
                                                          -----------
Free cash flow                                             $5,420,000
                                                          ===========

Cymer, Inc.       Three Months Ended June 30  Six Months Ended June 30
                     2005         2006           2005         2006
                  ----------------------------------------------------
Total revenues    $96,392,000 $135,379,000  $181,202,000 $262,496,000

Net income        $11,015,000  $22,602,000   $16,400,000  $43,205,000
Diluted earnings
 per share              $0.30        $0.55         $0.45        $1.07
Weighted average
 common shares
 outstanding -
 diluted           36,166,000   42,708,000    36,695,000   41,892,000


CYMER, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except per share data)


                             For the three months  For the six months
                                ended June 30,      ended June 30,
                             -----------------------------------------
                               2005     2006        2005     2006
REVENUES:
   Product sales             $95,797 $132,081    $180,406 $256,983
   Product sales - related
    party                          0    3,209           0    5,363
   Other                         595       89         796      150
                             -------- --------    -------- --------
     Total revenues           96,392  135,379     181,202  262,496
                             -------- --------    -------- --------

COST AND EXPENSES:
   Cost of product sales      57,731   70,556     110,762  139,247
   Research and development   16,937   18,803      31,561   36,927
   Sales and marketing         6,777    7,367      12,551   14,216
   General and administrative  6,022    9,630      12,326   18,810
                             -------- --------    -------- --------

     Total costs and expenses 87,467  106,356     167,200  209,200
                             -------- --------    -------- --------

OPERATING INCOME               8,925   29,023      14,002   53,296
                             -------- --------    -------- --------

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
   Foreign currency exchange
    gain (loss) - net           (573)     480        (767)   1,099
   Gain on debt
    extinguishment             2,220        0       2,220        0
   Interest and other income   2,597    5,493       4,998   12,479
   Interest and other expense (1,776)  (1,505)     (3,903)  (2,907)
                             -------- --------    -------- --------

     Total other income - net  2,468    4,468       2,548   10,671
                             -------- --------    -------- --------

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX
 PROVISION AND 
 MINORITY INTEREST            11,393   33,491      16,550   63,967
                             -------- --------    -------- --------

INCOME TAX PROVISION             912   11,579         912   22,133
MINORITY INTEREST                534      690         762    1,371
                             -------- --------    -------- --------

NET INCOME                   $11,015  $22,602     $16,400  $43,205
                             ======== ========    ======== ========

EARNINGS PER SHARE:
   Basic earnings per share    $0.31    $0.58       $0.45    $1.13
                             ======== ========    ======== ========
   Weighted average common
    shares outstanding-basic  35,841   38,992      36,360   38,084
                             ======== ========    ======== ========

   Diluted earnings per share  $0.30    $0.55 (a)   $0.45    $1.07 (a)
                             ======== ========    ======== ========
   Weighted average common
    shares outstanding-
    diluted                   36,166   42,708 (a)  36,695   41,892 (a)
                             ======== ========    ======== ========


(a) As a result of applying the if-converted method for
    calculating diluted earnings per share for both the three month
    and six month periods ending June 30, 2006, shares have been
    adjusted assuming conversion of our 3.5% convertible subordinated
    notes,and net income has been adjusted for an add back of related
    interest expense, net of tax. Shares have been adjusted by 2.8
    million for both the three month and six month periods ending June
    30, 2006 and net income has been adjusted by $918,000 and $1.8
    million for the three months and six months ending June 30, 2006,
    respectively.


CYMER, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except share data)

                                                   Dec. 31,  June 30,
                                                  --------------------
                                                     2005      2006
ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:
   Cash and cash equivalents                       $233,745  $312,141
   Short-term investments                           130,204   186,375
   Accounts receivable - net                         89,818   114,909
   Accounts receivable - related party                  588     3,510
   Foreign currency forward exchange contracts        1,776       311
   Inventories                                       89,046   113,105
   Deferred income taxes                             33,338    33,105
   Income taxes receivable                                0     3,028
   Prepaid expenses and other assets                  6,497     7,205
                                                   --------- ---------

     Total current assets                           585,012   773,689

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT - NET                        117,251   112,657
LONG TERM INVESTMENTS                                29,395     9,763
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES                                34,429    25,680
GOODWILL - NET                                        8,358     8,833
INTANGIBLE ASSETS - NET                              10,474    17,403
OTHER ASSETS                                          6,457     5,910
                                                   --------- ---------

TOTAL ASSETS                                       $791,376  $953,935
                                                   ========= =========

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES:
   Accounts payable                                 $17,710   $19,935
   Accounts payable - related party                  $4,975    $4,609
   Accrued warranty and installation                 30,775    31,969
   Accrued payroll and benefits                      12,461    16,721
   Accrued patents, royalties and other fees          7,180     6,114
   Income taxes payable                               7,268         0
   Unearned income                                    1,726     2,556
   Accrued and other current liabilities              3,247     3,301
                                                   --------- ---------

     Total current liabilities                       85,342    85,205

CONVERTIBLE SUBORDINATED NOTES                      140,722   140,722
OTHER LIABILITIES                                    10,582    13,712
                                                   --------- ---------

     Total liabilities                              236,646   239,639
                                                   --------- ---------

MINORITY INTEREST                                    16,276     8,356
                                                   --------- ---------

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
   Preferred stock - authorized 5,000,000 shares; 
    $.001 par value,
    no shares issued or outstanding                       -         -
   Common stock - authorized 100,000,000 shares;
    $.001 par value, issued and outstanding 
    38,036,000 and 41,219,000 shares                     38        41
   Additional paid-in capital                       407,549   528,974
   Treasury stock at cost (1,943,000 common shares) (50,000)  (50,000)
   Accumulated other comprehensive loss              (9,025)   (6,172)
   Retained earnings                                189,892   233,097
                                                   --------- ---------

     Total stockholders' equity                     538,454   705,940
                                                   --------- ---------

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY         $791,376  $953,935
                                                   ========= =========


CYMER, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)

                                                   For the six months
                                                      ended June 30
                                                   -------------------
                                                     2005      2006

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
   Net income                                       $16,400   $43,205
   Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
     provided by operating activities:
     Gain on debt extinguishment                     (2,220)        0
     Depreciation and amortization                   14,440    12,727
     Non-cash stock based compensation                  360     4,958
     Amortization of unearned compensation               16         0
     Minority interest                                 (762)   (1,371)
     Provision for deferred income taxes                 46     8,883
     Loss on disposal or impairment of property
      and equipment                                      35         6
     Change in assets and liabilities:
       Accounts receivable - net                     39,648   (25,091)
       Accounts receivable - related party                0    (2,922)
       Income taxes receivable                            0    (3,028)
       Foreign currency forward exchange contracts   (2,677)    1,556
       Inventories                                   19,672   (24,059)
       Prepaid expenses and other assets               (277)     (551)
       Accounts payable                                (359)    2,225
       Accounts payable - related party                   0      (366)
       Accrued and other liabilities                 (3,727)    7,572
       Unearned income                               (1,724)      830
       Income taxes payable                              81    (7,268)
                                                   --------- ---------

          Net cash provided by operating
           activities                                78,952    17,306
                                                   --------- ---------

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
   Acquisition of property and equipment             (7,849)   (6,478)
   Purchases of investments                        (201,673)  (98,271)
   Proceeds from sold or matured investments        268,200    61,901
   Acquisition of patents                                 0    (8,200)
   Acquisition of minority interest                       0    (7,024)
                                                   --------- ---------

          Net cash provided by (used in) investing
           activities                                58,678   (58,072)
                                                   --------- ---------

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
   Proceeds from issuance of common stock             4,154    98,696
   Redemption of convertible subordinated notes     (57,336)        0
   Excess tax benefits from stock option exercises        0    17,772
   Payments on capital lease obligations                (20)        0
   Purchase of treasury stock                       (50,000)        0
                                                   --------- ---------

          Net cash provided by (used in) 
           financing activities                    (103,202)  116,468
                                                   --------- ---------

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND
 CASH EQUIVALENTS                                       375     2,694
                                                   --------- ---------

NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS            34,803    78,396
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING 
 OF THE PERIOD                                      114,246   233,745
                                                   --------- ---------

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF THE PERIOD     $149,049  $312,141
                                                   ========= =========


SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
   Interest paid                                     $4,324    $2,621
                                                   ========= =========
   Income taxes paid, net                            $1,569    $4,831
                                                   ========= =========

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