Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading provider of advanced metrology systems, today announced the opening of its Singapore Advanced Metrology Center, an applications development center for customers using Nanometrics metrology systems.
The center provides dedicated support throughout Asia for customers requiring advanced modeling of complex structures and recipe development. Nanometrics investment and commitment to additional applications resources reflects the rapid growth and adoption of optical critical dimension (OCD) technology in semiconductor manufacturing due to smaller, more complex structures and new materials.
The Singapore location provides access to a large pool of technical talent and a significant concentration of the company's customers. In addition to applications development staff, the facility also includes sales and service support for Nanometrics customers. It also serves as a training center for regional customers and Nanometrics' branch offices.
"This expansion is important to our efforts to improve responsiveness in Asia and to better serve our customers," said Nagesh Avadhany, vice president of applications engineering and training programs. "We are pleased to have a highly-skilled local staff of engineers and scientists who now form the core of our regional applications team. They bring to Nanometrics a vital resource to build our customers' confidence in our ability to enable their most critical structures."
"Singapore offers a deep talent base, and will serve as a gateway to all of our customers in Asia," said Timothy J. Stultz, president and chief executive officer. "This significant commitment to our customers in the region will help us serve them as a more local company, with improved access and communication. We look forward to expanding relationships with our customers, as we grow our team in Singapore."