LOWELL, Mass., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroSense, LLC, a world leader in high performance, non-contact dimensional measurement and position sensing with capacitive sensors, today announced that it has signed an international distribution agreement with Japan Laser Corporation (JLC), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MicroSense has a large installed base in Japan, since its capacitive sensor products have been sold in Japan since the early 1980's. MicroSense capacitive sensors are used for precision position measurement by leading Japanese OEM customers in the semiconductor equipment, machine tool, hard disk drive and electronics manufacturing industries. JLC becomes the exclusive distributor, providing applications engineering, sales and service for Japanese customers.
"We are very pleased to be joining forces with Japan Laser Corporation, for exclusive distribution of our capacitive sensors and metrology modules in Japan," said Tom McNabb, President and COO of MicroSense. "JLC is a very progressive organization; they are well matched with our technologies, company values and business philosophies. We look forward to building a strong relationship and having mutual success, in serving and expanding our Japanese customer base."
About MicroSense, LLC
MicroSense offers an extensive line of patented capacitive sensors used to make very precise, high bandwidth position measurements. For over 40 years, leading equipment manufacturers around the world have used MicroSense capacitive sensors in wafer lithography systems, solar wafer measurement and sorters, autofocus mechanisms, nanopositioning stages, metrology systems and flat panel display manufacturing equipment.
MicroSense is also a leading manufacturer of magnetic metrology systems and Vibrating Sample Magnetometers, which are utilized in high resolution metrology applications, such as hard disk drive disks & read/write head wafers, semiconductor STT-MRAM wafers, and fundamental magnetic material characterization. With the acquisition last year of SigmaTech, Inc., MicroSense now offers automated wafer metrology solutions for LED, MEMS and semiconductor manufacturing.
About Japan Laser Corporation
Japan Laser Corporation (JLC) was established in 1968, 45 years ago as a subsidiary of JEOL, a manufacturer of world leading electron microscopes. In 2007 JLC became independent from the former parent company, JEOL, through a Management Employees Buy-Out. Today JLC is the most experienced trading firm specialized in lasers and electro-optics in Japan. The President of JLC, Nobuyuki Kondo, has been Chairman of JIAL, Japan Importers Association of Lasers and Electro-optics since 1999. The number of employees and full time directors at JLC is about 60. The annual turnover is approximately 35 million US$.
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