MKS Instruments Receives Lam Research 2016 Supplier Excellence Award

Annual Recognition Program Acknowledges MKS Instruments' Exemplary Technology Collaboration and Innovation

Andover, Mass., Aug. 24, 2016 -- MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) has been recognized as one of ten companies receiving a 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from Lam Research Corp., a major global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. The awards, presented annually, acknowledge their commitment to exceeding performance standards. MKS Instruments earned Lam's Supplier Excellence Award for exemplary Technology Collaboration and Innovation.

"MKS truly appreciates this recognition and values our collaborative engagement with Lam," commented Jerry Colella, President and CEO. "Our company culture is based on a firm belief that we succeed only when our customers succeed and we are proud that our technologies have helped Lam provide winning solutions to their customers."

The Lam Research Supplier Excellence Awards were announced on August 22 at the company's Supplier Day, during which Lam Research focuses on enhancing collaboration and renewing opportunities for mutual success with its customers and suppliers. Executives from suppliers around the world attended the event, and MKS Instruments was among the companies honored for its achievements.

"We applaud the contributions of MKS Instruments as one of Lam's preferred suppliers, and appreciate the important role they play in delivering industry-leading products and services to our customers," said Tim Archer, chief operating officer, Lam Research. "We are pleased to present MKS Instruments with a Lam Research Supplier Excellence Award for Technology Collaboration and Innovation and we look forward to continuing our success together."

About MKS Instruments
MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, RF & DC power, reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, lasers, photonics, sub-micron positioning, vibration isolation, and optics. Our primary served markets include semiconductor capital equipment, general industrial, life sciences, and research. Additional information can be found at www.mksinst.com.