Molecular Imprints to Deliver Opening Address on Lithography Trends for the Hard Disk Drive Industry at DISKCON USA

    AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imprints, Inc., the
 market and technology leader for nanopatterning systems and solutions,
 announces that Paul Hofemann, the company's vice president of marketing and
 business development for hard disk drive (HDD) and emerging markets, will
 be the opening speaker for the special lithography conference sessions next
 week at the DISKCON USA conference. Hofemann's presentation, titled "The
 Hard Disk Drive Industry: Driving Areal Density and Lithography," will
 explore new lithography strategies for overcoming the challenging cost and
 resolution requirements facing the HDD industry. He will be speaking on
 Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 8:10 a.m. (Pacific Time) at the Santa Clara
 Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.
 
     "In order to fulfill the needs of future consumer and industrial
 electronic systems, the HDD industry must push memory densities for next-
 generation drives to well beyond one terabyte per square inch," stated
 Hofemann. "This aggressive technology roadmap necessitates the introduction
 of patterned media and new lithography strategies. Molecular Imprints has
 been working closely with leading HDD manufacturers and co-suppliers to
 develop the next-generation nanopatterning solutions the industry requires.
 Today there is considerable progress to report, and a map to the HDD
 industry's lithography future is materializing."
 
     Driven by the need to substantially enhance storage capacities and
 decrease cost, HDD companies are increasingly turning to Molecular
 Imprints' high-resolution, low cost-of-ownership nanopatterning systems for
 their discrete track recording and bit patterned media development and
 pilot production efforts. Molecular Imprints has sold nine of its Imprio(R)
 systems to the HDD industry in total to date, and seven systems to the HDD
 industry within the past 12 months-including to Hitachi Global Storage
 Technologies (Hitachi GST) and Yamagata Fujitsu.
 
     Molecular Imprints will be exhibiting at DISKCON USA at booth #300.
 
     About DISKCON USA
 
     The DISKCON USA trade show is the world's largest assemblage of
 companies in the data storage industry. It is the only venue where
 attendees can preview the latest technology of both hard drive and solid
 state drive manufacturing. DISKCON USA 2008 is held on September 17th and
 18th at the Hyatt Regency/Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara,
 California. Visit http://www.idema.org for details on the technical
 conference and to register for DISKCON USA 2008.
 
     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,
 visit http://www.molecularimprints.com.
 
 
 

SOURCE Molecular Imprints, Inc.

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