Novellus Announces Availability And Timing Of Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call Webcast
July 05, 2006

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 5, 2006— Novellus Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVLS), today announced that it will provide its second quarter 2006 earnings in a conference call to be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, beginning at 1:30 p.m. PDT. The call will be available via an audio webcast that can be accessed on Novellus' Investor Relations home page, located at A replay of the webcast will be available until July 19, 2007.

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Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) is a leading provider of advanced process equipment for the global semiconductor industry. The company's products deliver value to customers by providing innovative technology backed by trusted productivity. An S&P 500 company, Novellus is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with subsidiary offices across the globe. For more information please visit