Molecular Imprints Expands Operations Into Asia

Oct 26, 2004, 01:00 ET from Molecular Imprints, Inc.

    AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imprints, Inc. (MII), the
 leading manufacturer of Step and Flash Imprint Lithography (S-FIL(TM))
 equipment announced today that it has expanded its operations into Asia.
 Based in Tokyo, Japan, Molecular Imprints, Japan will offer technology and
 applications support for customers throughout the region.  The office will
 also provide assistance to Hakuto Co., Ltd and to KLA-Tencor.  Hakuto is MII's
 exclusive Asian distributor in the nanotechnologies-related market segments,
 while KLA-Tencor is MII's exclusive sales and services organization in the
 silicon-based markets for Asia and North America.
     Molecular Imprints, Japan will be staffed by Mr. Hideyuki Wada.  With over
 12 years of semiconductor industry experience, Mr. Wada will be instrumental
 in helping customers realize the full potential of S-FIL technology and
 achieve optimum results when deploying MII's tools.
     Norm Schumaker, MII's CEO, states, "The need for cost-effective, high
 resolution lithography continues to increase within the nanotechnology and
 silicon related markets in Asia.  By expanding our operations to Japan, we
 look forward to supporting our rapidly-growing customer base in this key
     About Molecular Imprints Inc.
     Molecular Imprints, Inc.(MII) develops and manufactures nano-lithography
 systems for high resolution and for 3-dimensional pattern replication.  The
 company has commercialized a unique Step and Flash Imprint Lithography
 technology (S-FIL), which is a simple step and repeat, room temperature, low
 pressure, nano-imprint process that has demonstrated sub-20 nanometer
     Molecular Imprints provides enabling lithography systems and technology
 for manufacturing applications in the areas of: nano-devices, micro
 structures, advanced packaging, bio-devices, optical components and
 semiconducting devices.  MII's Imprio(TM) product family is a cost-effective
 substitute for next generation lithography systems, at a fraction of the
 price.  For more information, visit: .
      Contact Information:
      Angela Ausman
      Molecular Imprints, Inc.

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