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CVD Files Provisional Patents for CVD Graphene Scale-Up

(NASDAQ:CVV) CVD Equipment Corporation (“CVD”), a leading provider of custom chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced that it has filed provisional patents covering production of larger size and higher quality CVD graphene in increased quantity and at a lower cost.

Leonard A. Rosenbaum, President and CEO of CVD stated, “Our customers asked us to provide solutions enabling them to manufacture larger size, increased quantity and better quality CVD graphene films at reduced costs to enable commercialization of their intellectual property (IP) graphene applications. We are pleased to report that we have developed classes of solutions that address these needs and can be tailored for different graphene applications. Benefits of our IP for a given CVD process tube include capacity increase and size scale-up of graphene production. EasyTube® CVD graphene systems, capable of processing up to 200 or 300 mm single substrates (depending upon the platform), incorporating selected embodiments of our now patent pending IP will be shipping in Q2-2014. Additional platforms are currently under development.”

Dr. Karlheinz Strobl, V.P. of Business Development of CVD noted: “Our 31 years of experience in IP development for custom CVD equipment enabled us to find a practical and scalable hardware solution with benefits that include widening the processing window for CVD graphene and other 2-dimensional CVD films.”

About CVD Equipment Corporation

CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ:CVV) is a designer and manufacturer of custom and standard state-of-the-art equipment used in the development, design and manufacture of advanced electronic components, materials and coatings for research and industrial applications. CVD offers a broad range of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other equipment that is used by customers to research, design and manufacture semiconductors, solar cells, graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, LEDs, MEMS, smart glass coatings, batteries, ultra capacitors, medical coatings, industrial coatings and equipment for surface mounting of printed circuit components. CVD’s application laboratory focuses on higher efficiency nano and nano to macro material manufacturing for a wide variety of growth markets, which are marketed through our wholly owned subsidiary CVD Materials Corporation.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by CVD Equipment Corporation) contains statements that are forward-looking. All statements other than statements of historical fact are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements, “as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward looking information involves a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed or anticipated by management. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among other factors, conditions, success of CVD Equipment Corporation’s growth and sales strategies, the possibility of customer changes in delivery schedules, cancellation of orders, potential delays in product shipments, delays in obtaining inventory parts from suppliers and failure to satisfy customer acceptance requirements.

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