Washington, D.C. 20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  November 26, 2012


Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, Massachusetts



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (978) 787-4000GRAPHIC



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Item 3.01.                Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.


On November 26, 2012, Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from the Nasdaq Stock Market indicating that for 30 consecutive business days the Company’s common stock did not maintain a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 (“Minimum Bid Price Requirement”) per share as required by Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1).


The notification of noncompliance has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Select Global Market.  Under the Nasdaq Listing Rules, if during the 180 calendar days following the date of the notification, or prior to May 28, 2013, the closing bid price of the Company’s stock is at or above $1.00 for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days, the Company will regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement and the common stock will continue to be eligible for listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.


The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of its common stock and may, if appropriate, consider implementing available options to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement under the Nasdaq Listing Rules.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 30, 2012











/s/ Jay Zager


Jay Zager, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer