Yamagata Fujitsu Orders Imprio(R) HD2200 Nanopatterning System From Molecular Imprints

Leading HDD Manufacturer to Utilize Imprio HD2200 to Accelerate Patterned

Media Efforts

Aug 13, 2008, 01:00 ET from Molecular Imprints, Inc.

    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.