AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imprints, Inc., the
market and technology leader for nanopatterning systems and solutions,
today announced that Yamagata Fujitsu has placed an order for its newly
introduced Imprio(R) HD2200. The system will be used for patterned media
development at the company's manufacturing facility in Japan. Driven by the
need to substantially enhance storage capacities and decrease cost, hard
disk drive (HDD) companies are increasingly turning to Molecular Imprints'
high-resolution, low cost-of-ownership (CoO) nanopatterning systems. This
sale represents the ninth Imprio system sold to the HDD industry in total,
and the seventh sold to the HDD industry within the past 12 months. The
Imprio HD2200 follows the successful Imprio 1100 system, and offers
important new capabilities -- including fully-automated double-sided
patterning-which are driving adoption by leading HDD companies.
By leveraging proprietary Drop-on-Demand(TM) technology, Molecular
Imprints' S-FIL(R) platform provides superior resolution, CoO and
extendibility over competing spin-on UV and thermal imprint technologies.
As the newest nanopatterning system from Molecular Imprints engineered
specifically for the HDD market, the Imprio HD2200 delivers a high
throughput of double-sided disks and superior precision pattern
fidelity-making it the world's most advanced nanopatterning system for
patterned media applications.
"With the Imprio HD2200, the disk drive industry for the first time has
a nanopatterning system capable of patterned media advanced development and
pilot production," said Paul Hofemann, vice president of marketing and
business development for hard disk drives and emerging markets at Molecular
Imprints. "This is our second-generation nanopatterning system for the HDD
market, and it is demonstrating our ability to extend our core Step and
Flash(R) Imprint Lithography technology to enable our customers to continue
meeting their patterned media roadmaps. Its adoption by manufacturing
leaders, like Yamagata Fujitsu, further validates our S-FIL technology as
being uniquely suited to meeting their performance and cost-of-ownership
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.