Zyvex and XEI Scientific Sign Reseller Agreement

Aug 16, 2004, 01:00 ET from Zyvex Corporation from ,XEI Scientific

    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
     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
     "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 kgreen@zyvex.com or by phone at
 972.235.7881 (ext. 220).
     XEI Scientific is at http://www.evactron.com .  Contact Vince Carlino, VP
 of Sales at sales@evactron.com or by phone at 650.369.0133.

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