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RoodMicrotec: Trading update - Start of production of major contract brought forward


Zwolle - 11 May 2016

Sales in the first quarter matched the 2016 outlook, with one positive
highlight and a few minor negatives.

Already in the first quarter we are seeing electronic applications increasing
fast in number and complexity, especially in our focus markets, the
automotive and industrial markets. This means for us that one of our big
contracts is going into production significantly ahead of expectation, and
will therefore contribute positively to our sales already in 2017. Some
smaller projects, however, encountered minor delays in the first quarter of

The newest generation of testing equipment for high-grade more complex chips
that we purchased earlier this year, an additional V93k mixed signal testing
system and a 12" wafer prober, are already in the engineering phase /
production set-up. These are mainly production set-ups for the automotive
industry (conventional and electric cars) and the industrial market (IoT).

'That one of our big contracts is going into production some months ahead of
schedule means a major sales impulse, but also a big impulse for the
organisation as a whole. We are active in key growth markets and have
succeeded in positioning ourselves well within them,' said CEO Philip
Nijenhuis, CTO Martin Sallenhag and CSO Reinhard Pusch.

Outlook 2016

As a result of new announced arrangements early 2016 and the contracts
announced in 2015, RoodMicrotec expects that turnover will increase
substantially in the coming years. We expect that in 2020 our turnover will
approximately be 75% higher compared to the total turnover of over EUR 10
million in 2015.

Given the increased order value and other positive signals for 2016, we
maintain our expected increase for turnover in 2016, as we mentioned in our
press release 10 March 2016, to the upper end of the market growth range (7%
to 12%).

Financial agenda 2016

| 7 June 2016 Annual general meeting of shareholders |
| 7 July 2016 Publication sales figures first half 2016 |
| 25 August 2016 Publication interim report 2016 |
| 25 August 2016 Conference call for press and analysts |
| 15 November 2016 Publication trading update |
Forward-looking statements

This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements. These
statements are based on current expectations, estimates and prognoses of the
board of management and on the information currently available to the
company. The statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which
are hard to evaluate, such as the general economic conditions, interest
rates, exchange rates and amendments to statutory laws and regulations. The
board of management of RoodMicrotec cannot guarantee that its expectations
will materialise. Furthermore, RoodMicrotec does not accept any obligation to
update the statements made in this press release.

About RoodMicrotec

With more than 45 years' experience as an independent value-added service
provider in the area of micro and optoelectronics, RoodMicrotec offers
Fabless Companies, OEMs and other companies a one-stop shop proposition. With
itspowerful solutions
RoodMicrotec has built up a strong position in Europe.

Our services comply with the industrial and quality requirements of the high
reliability/space, automotive, telecommunications, medical, industrial and
electronics sectors.
Certified by RoodMicrotec
concerns inter alia certification of products to the stringent ISO/TS 16949
standard that applies to suppliers to the automotive industry. The company
also has an accredited laboratory for test activities and qualification to
the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

Its value-added services include (eXtended) supply chain management and total
manufacturing solutions with partners, failure&technology analysis,
qualification&burn-in, test&product engineering, production test (including
device programming and end-of-line service), ESD/ESDFOS assessment&training
and quality&reliability consulting.

RoodMicrotec has branches in Germany (Dresden, Nördlingen, Stuttgart), United
Kingdom (Bath) and the Netherlands (Zwolle).

Further information

Philip Nijenhuis, CEO, Reinhard Pusch, COO/CSO, Martin Sallenhag, CTO, Erwin
Vrielink, CFO
Telephone: +31 38 4215216
Postal address:
RoodMicrotec N.V., PO Box 1042, 8001 BA Zwolle


This press release is published in English and Dutch. In case of conflict
between these versions the English version shall prevail.

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Source: RoodMicrotec N.V. via Globenewswire


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