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,
SOURCE Molecular Imprints, Inc.