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13 February 2008


Nanometrics names Toho as Japan distributor

Metrology equipment maker Nanometrics Inc of Milpitas, CA, USA has named Nagoya-based Toho Technology Corp as its exclusive distributor in Japan for six compound semiconductor and materials characterization product lines (the RPM2000, Vektor, Vertex, ECV Pro, NanoSpec 3000 and NanoSpec 6100 systems), primarily serving the high-brightness LED (HB-LED), wafer substrate and solar photovoltaic (PV) metrology sectors.

As exclusive distributor, Toho will work with Nanometrics to fully support these products with its local sales and service network.
As part of the agreement, Toho Technology will also open a dedicated demonstration facility in the Tokyo area to facilitate product sales and marketing in the Japan region.

“This partnership with Toho to support our Materials Characterization products will greatly improve our corporate presence in the region and enable Nanometrics to focus on its growing fab business,” says Tom Ryan, director of Nanometrics’ Materials Characterization business unit. Nanometrics will continue to sell its 200mm/300mm fab tools through its Nanometrics Japan subsidiary.  
This latest agreement follows Nanometrics’ sale of its Flat Panel Display (FPD) business unit to Toho Technology in December 2005.  

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