Industry Veterans Join Molecular Imprints' Management Team

Paul Hofemann and Ben Eynon Each Assume Vice President Roles at

Nanopatterning Leader

Jul 01, 2008, 01:00 ET from Molecular Imprints, Inc.

    AUSTIN, Texas, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imprints, Inc., the
 market and technology leader of nanopatterning systems and solutions, today
 announced that Ben Eynon and Paul Hofemann have joined its management team.
 These distinguished industry veterans are assuming the roles of vice
 president of marketing and business development for semiconductors, and
 vice president of marketing and business development for hard disk drives
 and emerging markets, respectively. Between them they possess nearly 40
 years of combined experience in leadership positions at top semiconductor
 and data storage equipment and technology companies. The addition of these
 executives to Molecular Imprints is another indication of the company's
 growing momentum, as leading manufacturers and technologists alike
 increasingly recognize the unique advantages of its Step and Flash(R)
 Imprint Lithography (S-FIL(R)) technology.
     Eynon and Hofemann will focus their efforts on accelerating Molecular
 Imprints' emergence as the world leader for sub-30nm patterning of non-
 volatile memory devices and storage systems by working closely with
 customers to provide the advanced solutions they require to succeed. Eynon
 will oversee development and integration efforts of Molecular Imprints'
 innovative S-FIL nanopatterning technology at leading semiconductor
 manufacturing companies, in addition to managing the company's development
 partnership with SEMATECH. Hofemann is responsible for expanding the
 company's leadership in the hard disk drive (HDD) industry. He will also
 drive the company's efforts in emerging nanopatterning growth opportunities
 in optical components, solid- state lighting, biotechnology and new
 environmentally friendly "green" applications.
     "Ben and Paul are both accomplished executives, who joined our team
 because they recognize the strength of our technology and the growing
 market opportunities ahead of us," said Mark Melliar-Smith, CEO of
 Molecular Imprints. "Their arrival falls on the heels of two important
 milestones which also serve to highlight our growing momentum. Just over a
 month ago, we introduced the industry's only high-speed, double-sided
 pilot-production-ready nanopatterning system for patterned media
 applications. On the semiconductor side of the business we recently
 announced a sale of our new Imprio 300 system to SEMATECH, a consortium of
 leading semiconductor manufacturers. Our customers will benefit from their
 technical and market experience and knowledge."
     Before joining Molecular Imprints, Eynon was the director of advanced
 lithography process development for Samsung and the associate director of
 lithography for SEMATECH. His industry experience also includes management
 positions at KLA-Tencor, Photronics, DuPont Photomasks and Texas
 Instruments. Hofemann previously held vice president-level roles in
 marketing and business development at Photronics, ADE and Veeco Instruments
 -- where he worked on HDD and emerging applications. Hofemann also held
 management positions at KLA-Tencor, Semi-Gas Systems and Applied Materials.
     About Molecular Imprints, Inc.
     Molecular Imprints, Inc. (MII) is the technology leader for high-
 resolution, low cost-of-ownership nanopatterning systems and solutions in
 the hard disk drive (HDD) and semiconductor industries. MII is leveraging
 its innovative Step and Flash Imprint Lithography (S-FIL(R)) with Drop-on-
 Demand(TM) material application technology to become the worldwide market
 and technology leader in high-volume patterning solutions for storage and
 memory devices, while enabling emerging markets in optics, biotechnology,
 and other industries. MII enables nanoscale patterning by delivering a
 comprehensive nanopatterning solution that is affordable, compatible and
 extendible to sub- 10-nanometer resolution levels. For more information,

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