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Tegal Corporation (Nasdaq:TGAL), a leading designer and manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition systems used in the production of integrated circuits and nanotechnology devices, today announced the appointment of Carl Muscari to its Board of Directors, effective November 20, 2007.

Tegal Announces New Board Member

PETALUMA, CA | Posted on November 27th, 2007

Mr. Muscari is currently the Chief Executive Officer of MSRC Co., a leading independent distributor of computer and electronics components based in Brentwood, NH. During his four-year tenure at MSRC, Mr. Muscari has been credited with the turn-around and modernization of this privately-held company. From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Muscari served as Chairman and CEO of Video Network Communications (VNCI), Inc., based in Portsmouth, NH. Prior to VNCI, Mr. Muscari was President of Acuity Imaging, Inc., and President & CEO of Exos, Inc. which was sold to Microsoft in 1996. He has also held senior executive positions at Madison Cable Corp and the Seals Division of Ferrofluidics Corp., a major supplier to the semiconductor capital equipment industry. Mr. Muscari holds a BS Mechanical Engineering degree from Cornell University, an MS Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

"We are pleased to welcome Carl to our Board of Directors," said Thomas Mika, President and CEO of Tegal Corporation. "His extensive leadership experience in small to medium-sized technology-based companies will help to strengthen our board. Carl also brings substantial business reengineering experience which will be extremely valuable as we look to build on our recent success in this area and continue to deliver improved operating results."

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About Tegal Corporation
Tegal provides process and equipment solutions to leading edge suppliers of advanced semiconductor and nanotechnology devices. Incorporating unique, patented etch and deposition technologies, Tegalís system solutions are backed by over 35 years of advanced development and over 100 patents. Some examples of devices enabled by Tegal technology are energy efficient memories found in portable computers, cellphones, PDAs and RFID applications; megapixel imaging chips used in digital and cellphone cameras; power amplifiers for portable handsets and wireless networking gear; and MEMS devices like accelerometers for automotive airbags, microfluidic control devices for ink jet printers; and laboratory-on-a-chip medical test kits.

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Tegal Corporation
Christine T. Hergenrother
707-763-5600 (VP and CFO)
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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Rakesh Mehta
415-217-7722

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