Akrometrix Announces New President/CEO

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Akrometrix, the global leader in Surface Characterization and Analysis announced on July 22, 2008 that Nicolas W. Khoury has joined the company as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Khoury brings to Akrometrix more than 26 years of experience managing global high technology companies.

His knowledge and experience with many years of top-level leadership responsibility will undoubtedly lead to acceleration in the growth of the company

Akrometrix, the global leader in Surface Characterization and Analysis announced on July 22, 2008 that Nicolas W. Khoury has joined the company as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Khoury brings to Akrometrix more than 26 years of experience managing global high technology companies.

"Akrometrix will benefit from the fresh perspective and unparalleled record of professional achievement that Nick brings," said Dr. Charles Ume, Chairman of the Board of Akrometrix. "His knowledge and experience with many years of top-level leadership responsibility will undoubtedly lead to acceleration in the growth of the company," Dr. Ume added.

"My experience, background and commitment coupled with Akrometrix's market leadership in surface characterization provides for an exciting opportunity for success," said Nick. Akrometrix has achieved an impressive global market reach and a solid customer list on which to build as we go forward," added Nick.

Prior to joining Akrometrix Nick was the president of iFire Technology Ltd. a Canadian research and technology company involved in flat panel display applications; President and a Board member of OFS Fitel, LLC., an optical fiber subsidiary of Furukawa Electric of Japan headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia; Vice President and General Manager of the Fiber Optics Division of Lucent Technologies and Head of Integrated Circuits Manufacturing of Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Division in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

About Akrometrix

Akrometrix is the leading provider of full-field modular metrology solutions for substrates and packages in the OEM, CEM, SATS and PCB segments of the global microelectronics industry. Akrometrix's TherMoiré and LineMoiré product lines offer comprehensive flatness characterization capabilities for development and production applications. A pioneer in the temperature dependent measurement arena, Akrometrix's solutions are utilized by 95% of the top 20 global semiconductor manufacturers. Founded in 1994, Akrometrix is based in Atlanta, GA USA with operations and partners located in all major and developing microelectronics manufacturing regions around the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.akrometrix.com

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