Camtek Selected as Advanced STEM/TEM Sample Preparation Solution Provider

April 15, 2010

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Camtek
Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CAMT) (“Camtek” or the “Company”), announced today
that a leading Semiconductor Equipment Supplier has selected the Xact,
Camtek’s Advanced STEM/TEM (Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope) sample
preparation solution, enabling material analysis and verification. The Xact
system will be installed in the second quarter of 2010.

Shrinking feature dimensions and advances in material complexity require
a scale of analysis only supplied by STEM and TEM. Sample preparation for
front end of the line (FEOL) process monitoring and offline failure analysis
has become a bottleneck. Existing sample preparation solutions are falling
short of meeting the evolving requirements of high resolution and high
contrast imaging and analysis. Camtek’s Xact overcomes these limitations by
applying the ground-breaking Adaptive Ion Milling (AIM(TM)) technology, and
offers negligible artifacts and improved throughput for customers.

The Xact was developed by SELA – Semiconductor Engineering Laboratories
Ltd. (“SELA”), who was acquired by Camtek in November 2009.

Mr. Roy Porat, Camtek’s General Manager commented: “We are very pleased
to announce this first order by us within only a few months from the
completion of the acquisition of SELA. This is an achievement that justifies
our belief in the viability of the Sela acquisition and business potential.
Based on our strong technological advantage, we believe this order of the
Xact is a first step towards a successful penetration to a very significant
potential market estimated by us today at $150 million with potential for a
substantial growth in coming years.”


Camtek Ltd provides automated solutions dedicated for enhancing
production processes and yield, enabling our customers new technologies in
two industries; Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) & IC Substrates.

Camtek addresses the specific needs of these industries with dedicated
solutions based on a wide and advanced platform of technologies including
intelligent imaging, image processing, ion milling and digital material
deposition. Camtek’s solutions range from micro-to-nano by applying its
technologies to the industry-specific requirements.

This press release is available at http://www.camtek.co.il.

This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking
statements regarding future events or the future performance of the Company.
These statements are only predictions and may change as time passes. We do
not assume any obligation to update that information. Actual events or
results may differ materially from those projected, including as a result of
changing industry and market trends, reduced demand for our products, the
timely development of our new products and their adoption by the market,
increased competition in the industry, price reductions as well as due to
risks identified in the documents filed by the Company with the SEC.


    Mira Rosenzweig, CFO
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