Strasbaugh Introducing New STB P300(TM) CMP System at Semicon West, July 14-17, 2009

July 6, 2009

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Strasbaugh (OTC Bulletin Board: STRB) announced today that its new STB P300 CMP system will be introduced at Semicon West in San Francisco, July 14-17, 2009.

The P300 is the semiconductor industry’s first CMP system designed to incorporate Next Generation Factory principles. It combines the greatest production and process flexibility of any CMP machine on the market with the most advanced CMP technologies available. With industry-leading process performance, integrated state-of-the art wafer cleaning, low cost of ownership, and a capital cost of approximately 50% of the competition, the P300 offers device makers a new and better choice in CMP.

“The P300 is the first CMP machine in the industry designed to meet the demand for leaner, more agile, manufacturing,” said Chuck Schillings, Strasbaugh Pres. & CEO. He added, “It provides improved process performance in a high production system that has the flexibility to support high mix, small lot applications — all at a competitive capital cost. The P300 ushers in a new era in CMP process performance, manufacturability, and price.” Strasbaugh’s P300 is available in several configurations to best suit the unique needs of semiconductor, data storage, SOI, silicon, and MEMS manufacturing.

Several new CMP technologies will be introduced with the P300, including Strasbaugh’s revolutionary new nVision II(TM) optical and motor current endpoint detection system, its new generation Saturn(TM) wafer carrier, the Precision(TM) pad conditioner, and industry-proven integrated cleaning.

About Strasbaugh

Strasbaugh has 60 years of leadership in design and manufacturing of advanced surfacing technology for the global semiconductor, silicon, data storage, MEMS, LED, telecommunications and optics industries. Through close alliances with premier manufacturers in these markets, Strasbaugh has developed pioneering technology that has become the standard in polishing and grinding today. With high-quality grinding tools, state-of-the-art prime wafer polishing and chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) systems, as well as advanced wafer carriers and leading edge process technology, Strasbaugh has enabled its customers to realize their performance targets and has built a reputation as a world class manufacturer of innovative, reliable, high-yield surfacing solutions.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release, including without limitation, statements regarding the ability of the STB P300 to provide the benefits described are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The actual future results of the P300 could differ from those statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the ability of the system to provide the benefits described, changes in technology and governmental regulations and policies, competitive products and services, unforeseen technical issues and those factors contained in the “Risk Factors” Section of Strasbaugh’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and other Strasbaugh filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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