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Rudolph Technologies Appoints Michael Plisinski as Chief Operating Officer

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Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) announced today that Michael Plisinski, vice president and general manager of the Company’s Data Analysis and Review Business Unit has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) effective October 1, 2014.

Paul McLaughlin, chairman and chief executive officer, stated, “Mike has been with Rudolph since 1999. Prior to his assuming general management for our software business at the Company’s Data Analysis and Review Business Unit (DARBU) in 2006, Mike was vice president of engineering for our Inspection Business Unit. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts and graduated from the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.”

McLaughlin adds, “Mike’s success in working directly with customer executives combined with his intimate knowledge of our business units will accelerate Rudolph’s ability to efficiently meet the increasing demand for Rudolph’s growing suite of solutions in all of our served markets. Rudolph’s customers seek comprehensive hardware and software process-enabling solutions that are cost effective. Mike is ideally capable of leading these efforts.”

Assuming Mike’s role as vice president and general manager of the Data Analysis and Review Business Unit will be Thomas Sonderman. Tom joined Rudolph in July of this year and is currently vice president of OEM business development at DARBU. Tom has extensive experience leading AMD and subsequently GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ manufacturing technology systems as vice president of manufacturing technology, vice president of automated precision manufacturing, and director of advanced process control.

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About Rudolph Technologies
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, advanced packaging lithography, process control metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by semiconductor device manufacturers worldwide. Rudolph provides a full-fab solution through its families of proprietary products that provide critical yield-enhancing information, enabling microelectronic device manufacturers to drive down the costs and time to market of their products. The Company’s expanding portfolio of equipment and software solutions is used in both the wafer processing and final manufacturing of ICs, and in adjacent markets such as FPD, LED and Solar. Headquartered in Flanders, New Jersey, Rudolph supports its customers with a worldwide sales and service organization. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”) which include the benefits to customers of Rudolph’s products, Rudolph’s existing market position and its ability to maintain and advance such position relative to its competitors and Rudolph’s ability to meet the expectations and needs of our customers as well as other matters that are not purely historical data. Rudolph wishes to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provided for by the Act and cautions that actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of various factors, including risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Rudolph’s control. Such factors include, but are not limited to, delays in shipping products for technical performance, component supply or other reasons, the company’s ability to leverage its resources to improve its positions in its core markets and fluctuations in customer capital spending. Additional information and considerations regarding the risks faced by Rudolph are available in Rudolph’s Form 10-K report for the year ended December 31, 2013 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As the forward-looking statements are based on Rudolph’s current expectations, the company cannot guarantee any related future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Rudolph does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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