Hitachi Endorses Zyvex Nanoprober Solutions

Aug 23, 2004, 01:00 ET from Zyvex Corporation from ,Hitachi High Technologies America

    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
 Savannah, Georgia.
     "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.

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