Micronic Names Kjell Bohlin Chief Technical Officer

Micronic Names Kjell Bohlin Chief Technical Officer Täby, Sweden - December 11, 2003 - Micronic Laser Systems AB (Stockholmsbörsen's Attract 40: MICR), a leading manufacturer of laser pattern generation equipment to the display and semiconductor industries, has named Kjell Bohlin, Ph.D to the position of chief technical officer, and member of Micronic's Corporate Management Team. Dr. Bohlin assumes overall responsibility for Micronic's technical development, succeeding Hans Buhre, who is stepping down from full-time employment. Mr. Buhre has been with Micronic since 1986 and has played a decisive role in the development of much of Micronic's leading edge advanced laser pattern generation technology. Mr. Buhre will retain a position as strategic technology advisor in Micronic. Dr. Bohlin brings to Micronic more than 30 years of electronics research and experience. He earned a professorship and doctoral degree in electronics at Uppsala University. He has held various positions within Ericsson Microelectronics from 1993 to 2002. Most recently he spent more than a year as senior director and head of technology and innovations at Infineon Technologies Wireless Sweden AB. "Micronic is very pleased to welcome Kjell Bohlin, who brings senior expertise and immense technical knowledge to the company," says Sven Lofquist, president and CEO of Micronic Laser Systems. "At the same time, we would like to recognize Hans Buhre's nearly 20 years of significant contributions. Micronic will benefit from the continued guidance of Mr. Buhre, while also adding the proficiency and insights of Dr. Bohlin to our collective knowledge base. His experience within the semiconductor manufacturing process will be of great benefit in our continuing ability to meet our customers' needs. " Company contact: Sven Löfquist President & CEO Tel: +46 8 638 52 00 sven.lofquist@micronic.se Agency contact: Vincent Mayeda The Loomis Group, Inc. Tel: +1 909 614 1767 vincent@loomisgroup.com About Micronic Laser Systems AB Micronic Laser Systems is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of a series of extremely accurate laser pattern generators for the production of photomasks. The technology involved is known as microlithography. Micronic's product offering also includes metrology systems for display photomasks. Micronic's systems are used by the world's leading electronics companies in the manufacture of television and computer displays, semiconductor circuits and semiconductor packaging components. Micronic is located in Taby, north of Stockholm and at present has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan and Taiwan. Micronic maintains a web site at: http://www.micronic.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/11/20031211BIT20060/wkr0005.pdf Complete document http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/11/20031211BIT20060/wkr0007.tif

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