Micronic Announces Order for Advanced TFT-LCD Photomask Pattern Generation Tool

TABY, Sweden, Sept. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Micronic Laser Systems AB (Stockholmsborsen's Attract 40:MICR) (Other OTC:MICLF), a leading manufacturer of laser pattern generation equipment to the display and semiconductor industries, today announced that the company has received an order for an LRS series advanced TFT-LCD photomask pattern generation tool from Japan. The tool is expected to ship during the second half of 2004.

"We are pleased to see a continued strong growth of the TFT pattern generator market as we predicted earlier this year," said Sven Lofquist, president and CEO of Micronic Laser Systems AB.

This order marks the third LRS series system booked for TFT-LCD displays during the last three months.

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 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

 Company contact:           Agency contact:
 Sven Lofquist              Dylan McGrath
 President & CEO            The Loomis Group, Inc.
 Tel: +46 8 638 52 00       Tel: +1 415 882 9494
 sven.lofquist@micronic.se  dylan@loomisgroup.com

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