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Jordan Valley’s QC3 Diffractometer Was Announced as the Winner of CS Industry Metrology Tool Awards 2013

March 4, 2013

MIGDAL HA’EMEK, Israel, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Jordan Valley Semiconductor [http://www.jvsemi.com ], a market leader of X-Ray
metrology tools, announced today that its QC3(TM), a production worthy diffractometer for
the compound semiconductor and LED industries, is the winner of CS Industry 2013
metrology, test and measurement award.

“The QC3(TM) High-Resolution X-Ray Diffractometer is a true leapfrog technology over
the existing X-ray technology within the compound semiconductor market” said Dr. Paul
Ryan, Corporate VP and UK site manager.

The QC3(TM) [http://www.jvsemi.com/products/compound/qc3 ] boasts more than an
order-of-magnitude improvement in performance compared to previous systems, with scans
taking seconds rather than minutes or even hours.

The productivity of the QC3(TM) is further enhanced by the multi-sample stage that can
accommodate up to 20 wafers in a single measurement process, with fully automated
alignment, measurement, analysis and reporting, meaning an operator no longer needs to
manually interpret and record data. The QC3(TM) uses Jordan Valley’s RADS analysis
software to provide fast and accurate structural information from the X-Ray data. The RADS
software is recognised as the industry leader in X-Ray analysis software.

These features of the QC3(TM) system, coupled with the high data quality and
throughput, leads to faster identification of epi excursions and their root causes,
increasing yield and profit per wafer. Over 50 systems already shipped and installed in
facilities across the world, mainly in China, Taiwan and USA.

The CS Industry Awards 2013 recognising success and development along the entire value
chain of the Compound Semiconductor industry from research to completed device, focusing
on the people, processes and products that drive the industry forward. The CS Industry
Awards will remind us what is good about the industry – the people who drive it with their
technical expertise and customer orientated perspectives. Nominations are open to all
companies, individuals and organisations within the CS industry and voting will occur
through Compound Semiconductor online and print services.

“Jordan Valley is extremely proud to be named as winner of CS industry award” says
Isaac Mazor, Jordan Valley founder and CEO. “Our growth is a testament to our entire
organization’s commitment to technological superiority and to the wide adoption of our
x-ray metrology into the advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes as well as other
emerging markets such as the LED, GaN and other compound semiconductors.”

About Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd.http://www.jvsemi.com Jordan Valley
Semiconductors (JVS), the leader in X-ray metrology solutions for the semiconductor
industry, develops manufactures and sells fully automated metrology tools for advanced
technology nodes based on non-contacting and non-destructive tools.

The company offers the semiconductor industry the most comprehensive portfolio of
advanced metrology tools, based on technologies such as XRR, XRF, XRD, HRXRD & XRDI
(Imaging for defects).

Jordan Valley Semiconductors provides 2 other product to the Compound industry:
Delta-X [http://www.jvsemi.com/products/compound/delta-x ] for LED and QC Velox
[http://www.jvsemi.com/products/compound/qc-velox ] that is the next generation HRXRD
system for Epi manufactory.

Jordan Valley’s investors include Clal Industries and Investments Ltd. (TASE: CII),
Intel Capital (NASDAQ: INTC) and Elron Electronics Industries Ltd. (TASE: ELRN).With
headquarters in Migdal Haemek Israel, the company has subsidiaries in Durham UK, Austin
Texas USA, Dresden, Germany, Hsin-Chu Taiwan, Suwon Korea and worldwide representatives

        For more information:
        Web site: http://www.jvsemi.com
        Yuval Agami
        Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd.
        Phone: +97246543666x200
        Email: Yuval.Agami@jordanvalley.com

        Dr. Paul Ryan
        Corporate VP, UK site manager
        Jordan Valley Semiconductors UK Ltd.
        Phone+ 441913324700
        Email: Paul.Ryan@jvsemi.co.uk

SOURCE Jordan Valley Semicondutor

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