PLEASANTON, Calif. and RICHARDSON, Texas, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Hitachi
High Technologies America (HTA) and Zyvex Corporation today announced an
agreement to refer microsystems customers for worldwide sales channels. Under
this agreement, Hitachi High Technologies America will refer appropriate
customers interested in integrated circuit probing in the semiconductor
industry to utilize the Zyvex nanoprober/manipulation products in conjunction
with Hitachi's Scanning Electron Microscopes.
"Hitachi is a worldwide leader of semiconductor manufacturing equipment,"
said Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA, Zyvex's President. "Now that Hitachi is
referring their microsystems customers to our Nanomanipulator and Prober
products, both customer bases will have a far more effective solution than
they've ever had before. I'm excited about the prospects for more
collaborations in the future."
The agreement will help make it significantly easier for the companies to
refer customers and achieve immediate impact and maximum return on investment.
The agreement was finalized at the Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference in
"We're impressed with the innovation inherent in the Zyvex Nanoprober,"
said Robert Gordon, HTA Vice President and General Manager. "The Zyvex
nanoprober/manipulation products, in combination with our Field Emission
Scanning Electron Microscopes, provide a powerful solution to newly developing
challenges in the semiconductor industry."
Applications notes that focus on real-world applications using the two
systems are already being developed.
The need to probe sub-100 nanometer features is relatively new to the
semiconductor industry. Zyvex's NanoWorks(TM) Products fulfill that need with
nanomanipulation and probing systems that are compatible with scanning
electron microscopes (SEMs), focused ion beam systems (FIBS), confocal
microscopes, probe stations, and standard upright and inverted optical
About the Companies
Hitachi High Technologies America has provided customers with
technologically advanced solutions to diverse and complex challenges in the
fields of biology, geology, semiconductor, and new-material research for more
than three decades. Hitachi High Technologies America offers a wide breadth
of product and service offerings, including: semiconductor manufacturing
equipment, analytical instrumentation, scientific instruments, bio-related
products, industrial equipment, information equipment, electronic devices, and
electronic and industrial materials.
Zyvex Corporation, based in Richardson, Texas, is the first molecular
nanotechnology company. Zyvex's vision is to be the leading worldwide
supplier of tools, products, and services that enable adaptable, affordable,
and molecularly precise manufacturing. Zyvex commercializes nanotechnology to
address real-world applications with high-growth potential. Zyvex carries its
scientific breakthroughs into key commercial applications in the area of
materials, tools, and structures.
SOURCE Zyvex Corporation; Hitachi High Technologies America