Ultratech Named On FORTUNE's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" List
Ultratech Listed No. 31 in Profit Growth and No. 49 in Overall Ranking

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), today announced that it was highlighted by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" in its September 24, 2012 issue. Listed No. 31 in the profit growth category and ranked No. 49 overall, Ultratech was listed in the top 100 publicly traded companies.  According to FORTUNE's report, over a 3-year average Ultratech realized 25 percent revenue growth, 84 percent profit growth and 37 percent total return.

FORTUNE ranked publicly traded companies based on a three-year annualized revenue growth, earnings growth, and stock price total return for the period ended June 29, 2012. The overall rank is based on the sum of the three individual ranks. Once the 100 companies are identified, they are then re-ranked within the 100, using the three equally weighted variables.

Ultratech Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Arthur W. Zafiropoulo stated, "Every year FORTUNE Magazine posts its annual list of the top 100 company high achievers, and it is an honor for Ultratech to be included in this year's list. Ultratech's ranking in the top 50 of the 100 fastest-growing companies validates our corporate strategy to deliver superior growth and financial performance through technology leadership in multiple markets. We are a pioneer of laser processing and leader in the advanced packaging and high-brightness LED markets. As a result, Ultratech's early R&D investments and technology developments are now an important contributor to the mobile device era and the transition to LED lighting. We are honored by this recognition from FORTUNE and will continue to implement our strategy to develop technology solutions that deliver long-term growth for Ultratech's investors."

FORTUNE's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" article and selection methodology can be found at:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fastest-growing/2012/snapshots/49.html

Certain of the statements contained herein, which are not historical facts and which can generally be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "thinks," "intends," "will," "could," "believes," "poised," "estimates," "continues," and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that involve risks and uncertainties, such as risks related to timing, delays, deferrals and cancellations of orders by customers, including as a result of semiconductor manufacturing capacity as well as our customers' financial condition and demand for semiconductors; demand for consumer devices; industry growth within the company's served markets; continued delivery of financial performance and value; cyclicality in the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries; our dependence on new product introductions and market acceptance of new products and enhanced versions of our existing products; lengthy sales cycles, including the timing of system installations and acceptances; lengthy and costly development cycles for laser-processing and lithography technologies and applications; integration, development and associated expenses of the laser processing operation; general economic and financial market conditions including impact on capital spending, as well as difficulty in predicting changes in such conditions; rapid technological change and the importance of timely product introductions; customer concentration; pricing pressures and product discounts; high degree of industry competition; intellectual property matters; changes in pricing by us, our competitors or suppliers; international sales and operations; timing of new product announcements and releases by us or our competitors; ability to volume produce systems and meet customer requirements; sole or limited sources of supply; effect of capital market fluctuations on our investment portfolio; ability and resulting costs to attract or retain key personnel; dilutive effect of employee stock option grants on net income per share, which is largely dependent upon our achieving and maintaining profitability and the market price of our stock; mix of products sold; outcome of litigation; manufacturing variances and production levels; timing and degree of success of technologies licensed to outside parties; product concentration and lack of product revenue diversification; inventory obsolescence; asset impairment; changes to financial accounting standards; effects of certain anti-takeover provisions; future acquisitions; volatility of stock price; foreign government regulations and restrictions; business interruptions due to natural disasters or utility failures; environmental regulations; and any adverse effects of terrorist attacks in the United States or elsewhere, or government responses thereto, or military actions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, on the economy, in general, or on our business in particular. Such risks and uncertainties are described in Ultratech's SEC reports including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2011 and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Due to these and additional factors, the statements, historical results and percentage relationships set forth herein are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for any future period. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations, some or all of which may prove to be inaccurate, and which may change. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release.

About Ultratech: Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK) designs, manufactures and markets photolithography and laser processing equipment. Founded in 1979, the company's market-leading advanced lithography products deliver high throughput and production yields at a low, overall cost of ownership for bump packaging of integrated circuits and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs). A pioneer of laser processing, Ultratech developed laser spike anneal technology, which increases device yield, improves transistor performance and enables the progression of Moore's Law for 32-nm and below production of state-of-the-art consumer electronics. Visit Ultratech online at: www.ultratech.com.

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SOURCE Ultratech, Inc.

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