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RVSI Gets $1.1 Million Order for New High-Speed Semiconductor Strip Handler

OMRON Automation - Americas

CANTON, MASSACHUSETTS - Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) (NASDAQ: ROBV) today said it has received a $1.1 million order for a new semiconductor strip handler.  The sale was made to a major U.S. chip manufacturer for delivery to Asia and was made by RVSI's Systemation Division in New Berlin, WI.
The new product, called the CST-90, processes semiconductors in strip format - an array of packaged integrated circuits that have not yet been separated into individual chips.  RVSI's system removes the chips from strips and packages them in tape-and-reel media while simultaneously inspecting for common defects.

"This is a new product area for RVSI, but it is an outgrowth of our existing work in inspection and media transfer of assembled integrated circuits," said Val Taruntaev, President - RVSI Systemation. "We bring a very good understanding of our customers evolving need for integrated circuit processing, and we have just the right expertise in machine vision inspection and handling for the task.  This first order is gratifying because the scale of the commitment and the fact that it precedes the CST-90's formal introduction.  I believe this is an indication of our customer's confidence in our concept and capabilities."

About RVSI
Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) has the most comprehensive line of machine vision systems available today. Headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, with offices worldwide, RVSI is the world leader in vision-based semiconductor inspection and media transfer equipment. Using leading-edge technology, RVSI joins vision-enabled process equipment, high-performance optics, lighting, and advanced hardware and software to assure product quality, identify and track parts, control manufacturing processes, and ultimately enhance profits for companies worldwide. Currently serving the semiconductor, electronics, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and packaging industries, RVSI holds approximately 100 patents in a broad range of technologies.

Additional information for shareholders
Except for the historical information herein, certain matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the historical cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, risks in products and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, changing economic conditions, both here and abroad, timely development and release of new products and strategic suppliers and customers, the effect of the company's accounting policies and other risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent registration statement, annual report on Form 10-K and 10K/A, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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