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Cambridge NanoTech Founder & CEO Dr. Jill S. Becker Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2010 Award Winner in New England

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Energy & Materials Category

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/29/10 -- Cambridge NanoTech, the world leader in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), today announced that Founder and CEO Dr. Jill S. Becker received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in New England in the Energy & Materials category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Dr. Becker was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel on June 24, 2010.

"I founded Cambridge NanoTech in 2003 to evangelize ALD, a pure and simple nanotechnology with a green footprint and a capacity to improve and enable everyday products, such as flat panel displays and solar cells. I accept this award on behalf of the outstanding team at Cambridge NanoTech. It's because of their dedication and hard work that we have been able to sustain rapid growth fueled by diversification of products and markets in recent years."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 24th anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

As a New England award winner, Dr. Becker is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.

In New England sponsors include Boston Magazine, J. Robert Scott, Marsh, Nixon Peabody LLP, Accounting Management Solutions, Bowne and Regan Communications Group.

About Cambridge NanoTech
As the leading provider of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) solutions, Cambridge NanoTech has over 200 ALD systems installed worldwide. Cambridge NanoTech applies its expertise to solve unique coating challenges by collaborating on breakthrough research with customers and by offering next-generation thermal, plasma-enhanced and large-area ALD systems.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.

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