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Nikon Sells 300mm Semiconductor Inspection Stations

May 18, 2000

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 18 / -- Nikon Inc., Microelectronics Systems Department today announced a multimillion-dollar sale of comprehensive semiconductor inspection workstations to one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world.
The multi-unit sale involves Nikon's most advanced 300-millimeter integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing inspection workstations, the Optistation-7 Wafer Inspection Systems. Multiple systems will be employed in a 300mm integrated circuit wafer fabrication facility in the U.S., and are being delivered over a period of 6 months.
Nikon's Optistation-7 allows chipmakers to repeatedly inspect and review the devices being manufactured at various stages in the production process for quality control purposes. The ability to manufacture product on 300-millimeter
wafers is a recent development in the industry. The new Optistation-7 system is the cleanest, fastest, most accurate and most reliable automated way of optically reviewing chips that are printed onto 300-millimeter wafer substrates. Built to accept the latest technology in wafer transport and incorporating its own integrated ULPA filtration system, the Optistation 7 easily exceeds new fab automation requirements. Nikon semiconductor inspection stations are designed to provide ultra-high precision and throughput, with exceptional accuracy and ease of use.
Nikon Inc., based in Melville, NY, is the US distributor of world-renowned Nikon optical products, including semiconductor measuring and inspection systems, Nikon 35mm SLR camera systems and accessories, digital still cameras, film scanners, consumer 35mm and Advanced Photo System cameras, industrial inspection and measuring instruments, and microscopes and imaging systems for the life sciences. More information on Nikon Inc. is available at http://www.nikonusa.com, or by dialing 800-52-NIKON, ext. P0020.
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