Inc., the market and technology leader for nanopatterning systems and solutions,
announces that Paul Hofemann, the company's vice president of marketing and
business development for hard disk drive (HDD) and emerging markets, will be
the opening speaker for the special lithography conference sessions next week
at the DISKCON USA conference. Hofemann's presentation, titled "The Hard
Disk Drive Industry: Driving Areal Density and Lithography," will explore
new lithography strategies for overcoming the challenging cost and resolution
requirements facing the HDD industry. He will be speaking on Thursday, September
18, 2008 at 8:10 a.m. (Pacific Time) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in
Santa Clara, Calif.
"In order to fulfill the needs of future consumer and industrial electronic
systems, the HDD industry must push memory densities for next- generation drives
to well beyond one terabyte per square inch," stated Hofemann. "This
aggressive technology roadmap necessitates the introduction of patterned media
and new lithography strategies. Molecular Imprints has been working closely
with leading HDD manufacturers and co-suppliers to develop the next-generation
nanopatterning solutions the industry requires. Today there is considerable
progress to report, and a map to the HDD industry's lithography future is materializing."
Driven by the need to substantially enhance storage capacities and decrease
cost, HDD companies are increasingly turning to Molecular Imprints' high-resolution,
low cost-of-ownership nanopatterning systems for their discrete track recording
and bit patterned media development and pilot production efforts. Molecular
Imprints has sold nine of its Imprio(R) systems to the HDD industry in total
to date, and seven systems to the HDD industry within the past 12 months-including
to Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) and Yamagata Fujitsu.
Molecular Imprints will be exhibiting at DISKCON USA at booth #300.