SII NanoTechnology Establishes a Wholly-owned US Subsidiary

SII NanoTechnology Inc., a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII), announced today that it has established a 100%-owned subsidiary SII NanoTechnology USA Inc. in Northridge, CA, USA. The subsidiary which commences operations in the US on November 1, 2005, is responsible for the development, production, sales and service/support of products of SII NanoTechnology such as measurement and analysis instruments.

SII NanoTechnology USA Inc. will integrate and consolidate the function of SII NanoTechnology’s USA Technical Support Center in San Ramon, CA, USA, founded in May 2005, and continues the support of distribution channels for existing products line-up covering such measurement and analysis instruments as focused-ion beam systems and fluorescent X-ray analyzers, as well as application support and maintenance service.

The establishment of SII NanoTechnology USA Inc. allows SII NanoTechnology to provide better service and support to customers and grow all aspects of the business in the US.

[About SII NanoTechnology USA Inc.] (as of November 1, 2005)
Company name: SII NanoTechnology USA Inc.
Representative: Nobuo Matsumori (President)
Business start: November 1, 2005
Paid-in capital: US$850,000 (Fully owned by SII NanoTechnology Inc.)
Business Description: Development, production, sales and service/support of analysis and measurement instruments
Number of Employees: 22
Fiscal Year: January to December
Head office: 19355 Business Center Dr., Suite #9, Northridge, CA 91324, USA
Branch office: 2440 Camino Ramon, Suie145, San Ramon, CA 94583, USA

[About SII NanoTechnology Inc.]
SII NanoTechnology Inc., a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII), is a leading company in the development of advanced, leading edge measurement and analysis instruments. Its head office is located in Tokyo, Japan. It was the first Japanese company to produce SPM and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Systems. The company’s products line-up also includes XRF Analyzer, XRF Coating Thickness Gauge, Thermal Analysis System, ICP-OES, ICP-MS and Mask Repair System. Many of these products are utilized to support leading edge research and development. Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at

Contact Information
Seiko Instruemnts Inc.
Corporate Communications Dept.
Inoue, Arai

SII NanoTechnology Inc.
Promotion Group
Business Strategy Dept.
(Online Inquiry)

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