Heidelberg Instruments Announces Delivery of an Advanced Laser Lithography System to FUJIFILM Media Crest Co., Japan

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Heidelberg Instruments, a leading supplier of maskless and lithography systems, is proud to announce the delivery of an advanced DWL 66+ direct write laser lithography system, equipped with leading-edge features, to FUJIFILM Media Crest Co., Ltd., a FUJIFILM company.

Heidelberg Instruments, a leading supplier of maskless and lithography systems, is proud to announce the delivery of an advanced DWL 66+ direct write laser lithography system, equipped with leading-edge features, to FUJIFILM Media Crest Co., Ltd., a FUJIFILM company.

FUJIFILM Media Crest Co., designs, manufactures and supplies microfabricated products for rapid prototyping and production, such as advanced master and replication mold components, to universities, private industry, as well as other FUJIFILM companies. The DWL 66+ will provide alternative lithography approach to provide intricate microfabricated products for current and ongoing applications at FUJIFILM Media Crest as well as future solutions requiring advanced high-resolution binary and gray scale technology on flat and freeform substrates.

"We adopted the DWL 66+ to support new micro fabrication needs from areas of bio technology, optical devices, semiconductors and so on, of which demand has significantly increased," stated Takeo Shioiri, President of FUJIFILM Media Crest. "We believe the DWL 66+ will develop new business market for us by expanding fabrication area in which we couldn't realize before."

The DWL 66+ is flag-ship lithography tool with a customer base including over 200 top research institutes and private companies. The system delivered to FUJIFILM includes option to write structures down to 300 nm, with an address grid of 5 nm, outperforming competitive optical lithography tools in the research and development market segment. It incorporates advanced grayscale capability to create complex topographies used in micro-optical components, biological devices, as well as other grayscale applications. This particular DWL 66+ system will be the first tool delivered to a Japanese based customer with an option to enable direct patterning on lens and other curved substrates.

“As an innovative organization, FUJIFILM Media Crest has great influence to transform breakthrough research into new products and services in recording media, security industry, data storage, and document production,” stated Alexander Forozan, Vice President at Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH. “Through this cooperation we will be able to develop new applications and push our product to the limit. We are very proud that FUJIFILM Media Crest has selected us as a partner and look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration.”

About FUJIFILM Media Crest:
Headquartered in Hamura, Tokyo, Japan, the Company provides foundry and conversion service of data recording media (CD/DVD), etc. The Company intends to expand microfabrication business by taking advantage of microfabrication techniques obtained in optical disc business.

Additional information about the Company is available at http://ffmc.fujifilm.co.jp/index.html.

About Heidelberg Instruments:
With an installation base of over 800 systems in more than 50 countries, Heidelberg Instruments is a world leader in production of high-precision maskless lithography systems. Due to their flexibility, these systems are used in research, development and industrial applications for direct writing and photomask production by some of the most prestigious universities and industry leaders in the areas of MEMS, BioMEMS, nanotechnology, ASICS, TFT, plasma displays, micro optics, and many other related applications.

Additional information about the Company is available at http://www.himt.de.

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Heidelberg Instruments GmbH
Email: info(at)himt.de
Phone: +49 6221 3430 0

Heidelberg Instruments KK
Email: info(at)himt.co.jp
Phone: +81 45 938 5250

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