Park Systems, World-Leader in Atomic Force Microscope Innovations Invites SEMICON West Attendees and Customers to a Luncheon at the Thirsty Bear on July 12, 2016

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Park Systems, a leader in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) since 1997 is hosting a free AFM Luncheon for all SEMICON West attendees and Park customers on July 12, 2016 from 12-2pm at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Company where they will feature talks by Dr. Sang-il Park, Park CEO and Founder and Dr. John Y. Chen, VP of Technology and Foundry Management at NVIDIA about the future of the Semiconductor Industry and the role of nanoscale microscopy. To register for the luncheon, go to: http://www.parkafm.com/luncheon

Dr. Sang-il Park, founder and CEO Park Systems developed the world's first commercial AFM in 1989. Park now has over 1000 AFM's in 30 countries globally

Park Systems ability to consistently outpace the competition with critical technology innovations has resulted in 25 years of continuous growth, the longest history of AFM business in the industry.

Park Systems, a leader in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) since 1997 is hosting a free AFM Luncheon for all SEMICON West attendees and Park customers on July 12, 2016 from 12-2pm at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Company. The luncheon will feature talks from Park System CEO Dr. Sang-il Park and Dr. John Y. Chen, VP of Technology and Foundry Management at NVIDIA. Park Systems will exhibit their Atomic Force Microscopes featuring revolutionary automatization features in booth 1643 at SEMICON West, the premier annual event for the global microelectronics industry with an expected attendance of over 25,000 visitors. To register for the luncheon, go to: http://www.parkafm.com/luncheon

“Since Park Systems developed the first commercial AFM in 1989, we have experienced 25 years of continuous growth and product innovation, the longest history of AFM business in the industry,” comments Dr. Sang-Il Park, Park Systems Founder and CEO. “We have more than 1,000 Park AFM systems in use in over 30 countries around the world and our future plans include continued expansion into the global AFM market.”

Over the years, the ability of Park Systems to consistently outpace the competition with critical technology innovations for semiconductor manufacturing’s cutting-edge wafer production has made them a world-leader in Atomic Force Microscopes and nanometrology. At the AFM luncheon, Dr. Sang-il Park will highlight Park Systems fast-paced leadership role in nanoscale innovations to improve accuracy, reliability and reduce cost for semiconductor manufacturers and their role as a leading innovator in emerging nanoscale microscopy and metrology technology.

Dr. John Y. Chen, VP of Technology and Foundry Operations at NVIDIA, will present an informative talk about opportunities and challenges for new applications in the semiconductor industry, titled Growing the Semiconductor Industry as Moore's Law Slows Down. Dr. Chen will discuss how improving yield to levels beyond even today’s demanding standards would be the most profound way grow the industry and advance its technology. He will discuss why nanoscale metrology and Park AFM, with modern tools is critical to discover, learn, and eliminate the defects that prevent semiconductor products from becoming viable.

Registration for the luncheon is ongoing and can be done online at: http://www.parkafm.com/luncheon

About Park Systems

Park Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems with a complete range of products for researchers and industry engineers in chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, semiconductor and data storage industries. Park’s products are used by over a thousand of institutions and corporations worldwide. Park’s AFM provides highest data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, superior productivity, and lowest operating cost thanks to its unique technology and innovative engineering. Park Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with its global manufacturing, and R&D headquarters in Korea. Park’s products are sold and supported worldwide with regional headquarters in the US, Korea, Japan, and Singapore, and distribution partners throughout Europe, Asia, and America. Please visit http://www.parkafm.com or call 408-986-1110 for more information.

About Dr. Sang-il Park

Dr. Sang-il Park, Founder and CEO of Park Systems, was a graduate student of Applied Physics at Stanford University, working in the very group that invented the AFM. He then founded PSIA, later Park Systems in 2007, and developed the world's first commercial AFM in 1989. After 25 years of continuous growth and product innovation, Park has the longest history of AFM business in the industry. The company now has more than 1,000 of its AFM systems in use in over 30 countries around the world.

About Dr. John Y. Chen

Dr. John Chen worked at TSMC for 10 years on technology and manufacturing. He formed TSMC R&D and was the first Head and V.P. of R&D. Subsequently, he built and ran WaferTech Fab for four years before he became the V.P. of Business Development. Since 2004, he has been at NVIDIA as the Corporate V.P. of Technology & Foundry Management.

In his earlier days, Dr. Chen worked at Hughes Research Lab and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He was elected to an IEEE Fellow for "leadership and contributions to advances CMOS device and technology." He has written a book on "CMOS Devices and Technology for VLSI", published by Prentice Hall. He has published 100 technical papers and given keynote speeches worldwide. He now serves on few technical advisory boards and is on the board of Cascade MicrotechInc, (CSCD).

He received four degrees: a Ph.D. in EE and a Master in Executive Engineering Management, both from UCLA, a M.S. from University of Maine and a B.S. from National Taiwan University, both in E.E.

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