MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, April 2, 2015

Jordan Valley, a leading supplier of X-ray based in-line metrology systems for advanced semiconductor manufacturers and equipment suppliers, today announced that it received a strategic order for its QC3 High Resolution X-ray Diffraction (HRXRD) System for strain & thin films metrology from AIXTRON R&D center in the USA.

Jordan Valley QC3 and QC-Velox systems are the industry leading metrology and characterization tools for MOCVD Chamber qualification, used for epi growth of GaN and III-V semiconductors structures. Since the QC3 system introduction in 2010, it has become the tool of record for both production monitoring and advanced R&D in the areas of GaN based LED and other devices. The system was ordered following a 6 month extensive evaluation by AIXTRON's US R&D Center in Sunnyvale, California.

Isaac Mazor, Jordan Valley's CEO, said: "We are pleased to have been selected by MOCVD market leaders such as AIXTRON, Inc. to support their advanced metrology requirements. This selection represents the customer's confidence in Jordan Valley's ability to provide valuable metrology solutions for their demanding applications, trusting the first-principle X-ray based metrology."

The Jordan Valley QC3 provides advanced HRXRD metrology with high throughput and precision in a very compact package. The addition of Jordan Valley's Industry leading RADS analysis software significantly enhances productivity and makes the characterization of complex epi-layers routine and automatic. "By choosing the Jordan Valley QC3 platform, AIXTRON, Inc., the German group's US-based affiliate, acknowledged the product robustness, performance and extendibility to future technology challenges. We believe that the Jordan Valley QC3 can be a strong contributor to the rapid and advanced deposition technology development," added Dr. Paul Ryan, JVUK manager.

Jordan Valley's management will attend Semicon West in San Francisco on July 14-16, 2015.

About Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd.

Jordan Valley Semiconductors (JVS), the leader in X-ray metrology and defect detection tools for the semiconductor industry. Jordan Valley's tools are fully automated non-contacting and non-destructive tools designed for production control on patterned or blanket wafers.

The company offers the semiconductor industry the most comprehensive portfolio of advanced metrology and defect inspection tools, based on X-ray technologies such as XRR (X-ray reflectometry), XRF (X-ray fluorescence), HRXRD (high resolution X-ray diffraction) and others.

Jordan Valley's investors include Clal Industries and Investments Ltd. (TASE:CII), Intel Capital (INTC) and Elron Electronics Industries Ltd. (ELRN.TA). With headquarters in Migdal Haemek Israel, the company has subsidiaries in Durham UK, Austin TX, USA, Hsin-Chu Taiwan, Suwon Korea and other offices and sales representatives worldwide.

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