Novellus Announces Availability Of The Webcast Of Its Presentation At Piper Jaffray's 2005 Technology Conference
May 04, 2005

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4, 2005--Novellus Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq NM: NVLS), the productivity and innovation leader in advanced deposition, surface preparation and chemical mechanical planarization processes for the global semiconductor industry, today announced that Jeff Benzing, Novellus' chief business officer, will present on Friday, May 13, 2005, at Piper Jaffray's 2005 Technology Conference. The presentation will begin at 10:35 a.m. EDT, and will be made available over the Internet via a live webcast.

The live webcast presentation may be accessed via Novellus' Investor Relations home page at A replay of the webcast will be available for seven days following the conference.

About Novellus:

Novellus Systems, Inc., an S&P 500 company, manufactures, markets and services advanced deposition, surface preparation and chemical mechanical planarization equipment for today's advanced integrated circuits. Our products are designed for high-volume production of advanced, leading-edge semiconductor devices at the lowest possible cost. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with subsidiaries throughout the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Israel, India, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, we are a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq stock exchange (Nasdaq: NVLS) and a component of the Nasdaq-100 Index&#174. Additional information about Novellus is available on our home page at