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  • Axcelis Technologies Announced Q1 2024 Financial Results

    Axcelis Technologies Announced Q1 2024 Financial Results

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

    The Company reported first quarter revenue of $252.4 million, compared to $310.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2023. Gross margin for the quarter was 46%, compared to 44.4% in the fourth quarter. Operating profit for the quarter was $56.5 million, compared to $79.1 million for the fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter was $51.6 million, or $1.57 per diluted share, compared to $71.1 million, or $2.15 per diluted share in the fourth quarter.

    President and CEO Russell Low commented, “Axcelis is off to a good start in 2024. The Company delivered strong financial results in the first quarter, as a result of continued execution by the Axcelis team combined with strength in the implant intensive power device segment and robust shipments to China. The power device segment, particularly silicon carbide, continues to drive our business. We continue to win business from new customers globally as well as expand our product footprint with existing customers, with our highly differentiated and enabling Purion™ Power Series product line.”

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jamie Coogan said, “We are pleased with our first quarter results and look forward to a solid 2024. Our revenue, gross margin and earnings per share finished above our guidance for the period, and we ended the quarter with robust cash flow and a strong balance sheet. We are monitoring the recovery in our memory and general mature markets and continue to expect revenue levels in the second half to increase over our anticipated revenues in the first half of the year.”

    Business Outlook

    For the second quarter ending June 30, 2024, Axcelis expects revenues of approximately $245 million. Gross margin in the second quarter is expected to be approximately 43.5%, as we anticipate closing several evaluations in the period, which typically carry lower gross margins. For the full year we expect gross margins to improve year over year. Second quarter operating profit is forecast to be approximately $47 million with earnings per diluted share of around $1.30.

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  • Axcelis Technologies Received Texas Instruments 2023 Supplier Excellence Award

    Axcelis Technologies Received Texas Instruments 2023 Supplier Excellence Award

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. has received the Texas Instruments 2023 Supplier Excellence Award. The annual award honors companies whose dedication and commitment in supplying products and services meet TI’s high standards for excellence. Recipients are an elite group of suppliers chosen for their exemplary performance in the areas of Cost, Environmental & Social Responsibility, Technology, Responsiveness, Assurance of Supply, and Quality.

    “It is a tremendous honor for Axcelis to once again receive the Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments,” said Russell Low, Axcelis’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “This is the fifth time Axcelis has received this prestigious award over the last 11 years and is a testament to our dedication to customer collaboration and success, and our commitment to a strong partnership with Texas Instruments. We look forward to continuing to serve the installed base with value added upgrades and services and participating in Texas Instruments’ expansion plans in the near future.”

    Rob Simpson, Vice President of Worldwide Procurement and Logistics at Texas Instruments, commented, “Axcelis’ exceptional commitment to innovation and collaboration has set them apart and helped us achieve our priorities to serve our customers.”

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  • Axcelis Technologies Ships Another Batch of Purion Power Series™ Ion Implanters

    Axcelis Technologies Ships Another Batch of Purion Power Series™ Ion Implanters

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. arranged multiple shipments of the Purion Power Series™ ion implanter systems to leading silicon carbide (SiC) power device chipmakers worldwide. The shipments, all shipped in the first quarter, included the Purion H200™ SiC high current, the Purion XE™ SiC high energy and the Purion M™ SiC medium current implanters.

    The 150mm and 200mm systems will be used in high volume production of power devices supporting automotive, industrial, energy, and other power intensive applications. 

    President and CEO Russell Low commented, “We continue to win new customers and expand our footprint at existing customers globally. The Purion Power Series is the market leader due to its highly differentiated features and process control capabilities that are enabling for power device applications. Axcelis is the only ion implant company that can deliver complete recipe coverage for all power device applications.”

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  • Axcelis Technologies Delivers More SiC Implanters to Japanese Chipmakers

    Axcelis Technologies Delivers More SiC Implanters to Japanese Chipmakers

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced a shipment of the Company’s Purion EXE™ SiC high energy implanter as well as a successful Purion H200 SiC medium energy implanter evaluation closure at leading power device chipmakers located in Japan. The systems will be used for 150mm and 200mm production of silicon carbide power devices supporting automotive, industrial, energy, and other power intensive applications.

    Greg Redinbo, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Applications remarked, “The successful evaluation closure of the 200mm Purion H200 SiC system enables it to join an existing 200mm Purion EXE SiC in production at a leading power device customer in Japan.” Dr. Redinbo continued, “The shipment of an additional Purion EXE SiC to a new 150mm customer in Japan highlights growing customer requirements for even higher energy ion implant recipes on advanced SiC power devices, which the Purion Power Series provides.”

    President and CEO, Russell Low commented, “We look forward to supporting our growing installed base in Japan and remain focused on expanding our market share by providing customers with the most innovative implant technology and support solutions to ensure their success. The Purion Power Series is the market leader due to its highly differentiated features and process control capabilities that are enabling for power device applications. Axcelis is the only ion implant company that can deliver complete recipe coverage for all power device applications.”

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  • Axcelis Technologies to Deliver Purion M™ SiC Implanters to Several Power Device Chipmakers in China

    Axcelis Technologies to Deliver Purion M™ SiC Implanters to Several Power Device Chipmakers in China

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced multiple shipments of the Company’s Purion M™ SiC medium current implanter to several leading power device chipmakers located in China. The systems, which shipped in the first quarter, will be used for 150mm production of silicon carbide power devices supporting automotive, industrial, energy, and other power intensive applications.

    President and CEO, Russell Low commented, “We look forward to supporting our customers as they expand their manufacturing capabilities in this growing silicon carbide power device segment. To meet market demand, chipmakers need to maximize their yield and add capacity, while meeting a range of technical challenges unique to power devices. The Purion M SiC Power Series platform’s common and flexible architecture, coupled with its uniquely differentiated high temperature capability, makes it ideally suited for this expanding application.”

    Executive Vice President of Marketing and Applications, Greg Redinbo added “The Purion M SiC tool provides customers an implanter with a broad dose and energy range perfect for the early phases of a fab production ramp. The Purion M SiC sets the stage for the future introduction of the Purion H200™ SiC and Purion XE™ SiC. Use of the full Purion Power Series family enables higher fab productivity, lower cost of ownership and the ability to manufacture more advanced silicon carbide power devices.”

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  • Axcelis Technologies Reported Financial Results

    Axcelis Technologies Reported Financial Results

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.

    Highlights include:

    • Record full year revenue, operating profit and EPS, enabling the Company to surpass its $1.1 billion revenue model.
    • Continued strong growth from the Purion Power Series™ product line.
    • Significant increase in Purion™ installed base drove record CS&I revenue.
    • Year-end systems backlog of $1.2 billion.

    For the full year 2023, the Company reported revenue of $1.13 billion, compared with $920 million for the full year 2022, an increase of 23% and a company record. Systems revenue for the year was $883.6 million, compared to $692.1 million in 2022, an increase of 28%, also a company record.

    Operating profit was $265.8 million in 2023, compared to $212.4 million in 2022, a 25% increase and a company record. Net income for the year was $246.3 million with diluted earnings per share of $7.43, compared to net income of $183.1 million and diluted earnings per share of $5.46 in 2022, resulting in a 35% net income year over year increase. Gross margin for the year was 43.5%, compared to 43.7% in 2022.

    The Company reported fourth quarter revenue of $310.3 million, compared to $292.3 million for the third quarter of 2023. Operating profit for the quarter was $79.1 million, compared to $71.7 million for the third quarter. Net income for the quarter was $71.1 million, or $2.15 per diluted share, compared to $65.9 million, or $1.99 per diluted share in the third quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was 44.4%, unchanged from the third quarter. The fourth quarter ended with bookings of $235.5 million and a systems backlog of $1.2 billion.

    President and CEO Russell Low commented, “2023 was another outstanding year for Axcelis. As a result of strong execution by the Axcelis team and robust demand for the Purion Power Series product family, we achieved 23% year-over-year revenue growth during an industry downturn. We have developed a large and diverse customer base in the power market, and we continue to win business from new customers as well as expand our product footprint with existing customers. We believe that the mature process technology and memory segments, two markets in which Axcelis is well-positioned, will recover in the second half of the year, enabling strong growth in 2025.”

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jamie Coogan said, “We are extremely pleased with our 2023 results, and excited about our future growth. Our revenue and earnings per share finished above our revised guidance, and we ended the quarter with robust cash flow and a strong balance sheet. As we look to 2024, we will continue to make investments in R&D while managing expenses, setting us up to achieve our $1.3 billion revenue model in 2025.”

    For the first quarter ending March 31, 2024, Axcelis expects revenues of approximately $242 million. First quarter operating profit is forecast to be approximately $45 million with earnings per diluted share of around $1.22. Gross margin in the first quarter is expected to be approximately 43.5%, and for the full year we expect it to improve year over year but could fluctuate quarter to quarter. We expect full year 2024 revenue to be similar to 2023, with revenue weighted toward the second half.

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  • Axcelis Ships More Ion Implanters to Leading Power Device Chipmakers in Europe and Asia

    Axcelis Ships More Ion Implanters to Leading Power Device Chipmakers in Europe and Asia

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced shipment of multiple Purion H SiC Power Series™ and the Purion M SiC Power Series™ ion implanter systems to leading power device chipmakers in Europe and Asia, and the closure of an Purion H200 SiC Power Series™ evaluation tool in Europe. Shipments include both evaluation and revenue systems and will be used in high volume production of power devices supporting automotive industry electric vehicle (EV) applications.

    President and CEO of Axcelis Technologies Russell Low commented, “The power device market continues to grow rapidly and is a major driver of our growth globally. We are pleased to continue to support our customers’ fab capacity expansion and also excited about the opportunity to support our new customers with our market leading Purion Power Series ion implanters.”

    Axcelis is the only implant supplier in the industry to offer a comprehensive solution to our power device manufacturing customers. The Purion Power Series™ family is uniquely suited to excel at power device applications due to its innovative platform that offers the flexibility to handle multiple wafer sizes (150mm, 200mm and 300mm), various substrate types (SiC, Si IGBT, GaN, and GaAs wafers) at various implant temperatures (cold, room temperature, warm and hot).

    This is accomplished while delivering the industry’s highest throughput and capital efficiency. The Purion Power Series™ covers the full ion implant market space with the Purion H Purion Power Series™ for high current applications, the Purion H200 Power Series™ for high current medium energy applications, Purion M Power Series™ for medium current applications and the Purion XE Power Series™ for high energy applications.

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  • Axcelis Technologies Held Grand Opening of the New Logistics Center

    Axcelis Technologies Held Grand Opening of the New Logistics Center

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced the grand opening of the Company’s new Axcelis Logistics Center, located at 105 Sam Fonzo Drive, Beverly, MA. The Company celebrated this milestone event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by President and CEO Russell Low.

    The new Axcelis Logistics Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to optimize Axcelis’ logistics and warehouse operations and provide flex capacity for the Company’s manufacturing operations to support the Company’s growth. The facility, which measures 101,800 square feet, was designed from the ground up to incorporate the latest technologies such as AI-driven autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and other innovative enterprise-level warehouse automation to provide significant efficiency and improve material handling and flow to the Company’s operations.

    The new center is designed to be energy efficient and employee friendly. It features EV charging stations, utilizes US EPA Energy Star rated heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and has all LED lighting with advanced motion sensors.

    President and CEO Russell Low, commented, “The ribbon cutting represents the culmination of a vision ready to be set in full motion. Our investment in this new facility will allow us to support the Company’s expanding global customer base. We will continue to invest in our employees and infrastructure to ensure we have the necessary skills and capacity required to achieve our $1.3B financial model. We are also excited to provide significant employment opportunities across a wide variety of functions here in Beverly and across the globe. We look forward to continuing to play a vibrant role in our local communities and supply chain.”

    The Company plans to seek a 25% tax credit under the U.S. Chips and Science Act relating to its capital investment in the new facility. The CHIPS and Science Act aims to bolster U.S. chip manufacturing to make American semiconductor supply chains more resilient and support national security and access to key technologies.

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  • Axcelis Delivered Strong Third Quarter Financial Performance

    Axcelis Delivered Strong Third Quarter Financial Performance

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter of 2023.

    Highlights include:

    • The Company reported third quarter revenue of $292.3 million, compared to $274.0 million for the second quarter of 2023.
    • Operating profit for the quarter was $71.7 million, compared to $63.7 million for the second quarter.
    • Net income for the quarter was $65.9 million, or $1.99 per diluted share, compared to $61.6 million, or $1.86 per diluted share in the second quarter.
    • Gross margin for the quarter was 44.4%, compared to 43.7% in the second quarter.
    • Third quarter ended with systems backlog of $1.2 billion on quarterly bookings of $198 million.

    President and CEO Russell Low commented, “Axcelis delivered strong third quarter financial performance due to robust demand for the Purion product family, especially in the silicon carbide power market. Axcelis is the only company with a product line that can deliver complete recipe coverage for all power device applications. We are the technology leader and the supplier of choice providing the best device manufacturing capabilities. This uniquely positions Axcelis to benefit from high growth in this market. Axcelis expects to achieve revenue of greater than $1.1 billion in 2023.”

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer James Coogan said, “We are very pleased with our third quarter 2023 financial results. Revenue, EPS and gross margins all finished well above guidance. Axcelis has had the rare opportunity to grow revenue 20% year over year as well as improve profitability during a significant industry downturn. This is a result of strong product positioning and continued strong execution in a challenging environment.”

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  • Axcelis Ships Purion EXE Power Series Implanter to SiC Power Device Company in Japan

    Axcelis Ships Purion EXE Power Series Implanter to SiC Power Device Company in Japan

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    Axcelis Technologies, Inc. announced the shipment of the Company’s Purion EXE SiC Power Series™ 200mm high energy implanter to a leading SiC power device chipmaker located in Japan. The system will be used in high volume production of SiC power devices for use in automotive applications.

    Executive Vice President of Marketing and Applications, Greg Redinbo, commented, “The power device market is one of the fastest growing segments in IC manufacturing, due in part to the robust growth in the electric vehicles market. The power device market is at a critical inflection point as chipmakers transition from 150mm to 200mm SiC wafers.

    The Purion Power Series family is uniquely suited to excel at these applications due to its innovative platform that offers the flexibility to handle multiple wafer sizes, various substrate types and operate at various implant temperatures. We look forward to continuing to expand the Purion platform footprint in Japan and supporting our customers’ goals to increase their manufacturing capacity.”

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