RICHARDSON, Texas and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex Corporation and XEI Scientific today announced an exclusive worldwide reseller agreement for Zyvex to sell the Evactron(R) Anti-Contaminator Product. Under this agreement Zyvex will also integrate the Evactron A-C with the Zyvex Nanomanipulator/Prober and sell it as a unified system. Zyvex's Nanomanipulator/Prober enables rapid-response device failure analysis at the contact level for better, faster, and more cost-effective IC development. A clean environment is critical when probing the most advanced sub-100 nanometer feature size devices available in today's semiconductor industry. The Evactron Anti-Contaminator Product quickly and gently cleans the interiors of electron microscopes (including the probes, stages, and specimens), providing a clean, contamination-free environment for sensitive electrical measurements. "The Evactron system is a perfect match for our Nanomanipulator products," said Zyvex President Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA. "This partnership will enable our customers to minimize downtime, improve performance, and maximize throughput in their high-value research and development or failure analysis projects." Zyvex's Nanomanipulator/Probers are compatible with scanning electron microscopes and focused ion beam systems. The Evactron A-C Product stops electron beam deposition of carbon polymers in the scanned area during probing. This solves a major technical problem in scanning electron microscopes. "We are excited that Zyvex wants to use the Evactron A-C product as an enhancement to the their Nanomanipulator product in scanned beam systems," said Ronald Vane, President of XEI Scientific. "The combination of our Evactron product with the Zyvex Nanomanipulator confirms our leadership position in anti-contamination technology." Zyvex NanoWorks(TM) Products comprise flexible, cost-effective, modular tools that promote interchangeability of sample/structural carriers. Combining these with interchangeable NanoEffector(TM) tools provides a wide array of experimental options -- whether the aim is to study meso, micro, nano, or molecular based structures. About the Companies Zyvex Corporation, based in Richardson, Texas, is the first molecular nanotechnology company. Zyvex's vision is to be the leading worldwide supplier of tools, products, and services that enable adaptable, affordable, and molecularly precise manufacturing. Zyvex commercializes nanotechnology to address real-world applications with high growth potential. Zyvex carries its scientific breakthroughs into key commercial applications in the area of materials, tools, and structures. XEI Scientific was founded in 1991 to make anti-contamination systems for scanning electron microscopes (SEMs). The president of XEI Scientific invented the Evactron A-C in 1999 to bring the speed and completeness of plasma activated cleaning to SEMs without harming the instrument. In 2003, XEI took over its own manufacturing of the product and opened its own factory in Redwood City, CA. Contact Information Zyvex Corporation is at http://www.zyvex.com . Contact Katharine Green, Director of Corporate Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 972.235.7881 (ext. 220). XEI Scientific is at http://www.evactron.com . Contact Vince Carlino, VP of Sales at email@example.com or by phone at 650.369.0133.
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