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NSTI Nanotech 2006 Exhibitor Profiles

Visit over 250 nanotechnology exhibitors - NSTI Nanotech 2006 takes place May 8-11, 2006 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2006--NSTI Nanotech 2006 takes place May 8-11, 2006 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. For in-depth information about the event, visit Below are profiles from NSTI Nanotech 2006 exhibitors.

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Company: AdvanceTEC, LLC
Phone: 804-378-1550

    AdvanceTEC, a cleanroom designer and builder specializing in
semiconductor, microelectronics, and nanotechnology markets, has
designed over 2 million square feet of cleanroom space -- from Class 1
to 100,000. With notable clients like the US Navy and NASA, they're
well-known in the microelectronics and life science fields.
    The Richmond, Virginia company's recent noteworthy projects
include the Brookhaven National Laboratories Center for Functional
Nanomaterials, Norfolk State University's class 100 R&D Nanotech
Facility, the Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center, and
Duke University's Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine,
and Applied Sciences.
    AdvanceTEC's President, Tim Loughran, will present "Matrix
Development: A Prerequisite for Successful Cleanroom Design" at the
2006 NSTI Nanotech Conference.

Company: Applied MicroStructures
Booth/Stand: 915
Media Contact: Jane Evans-Ryan, MCA Public Relations
Investor Relations Contact: Jeff Chinn
Phone: 408-907-2885

    Applied MicroStructures develops and markets specialized surface
engineering tools to address the critical technologies in the growing
MEMS / MST / nano-tech industry as well as a wide variety of life
science applications. Our Molecular Vapor Deposition (MVD) equipment
family and proprietary processes can apply various organic vapor type
coatings where the critical control of surface properties are
required. Typical applications benefiting from MVD include actuators,
sensors, displays, switches, micro-imprinting, micro-fluidics, and
drug discovery. Applied MicroStructures has the lowest cost of
consumables of any competing surface chemistry technique and allows
for the creation of novel nano-scale coatings.

Company: Balazs Analytical Services
Booth/Stand: 416
Phone: 510-657-0600

    Balazs provides services to identify, analyze, and resolve
contamination issues for industries including semiconductors, disk
drive, electronics, nanotechnology, biomedical, biotechnology, medical
device, pharmaceutical, aerospace and power. With capabilities for
ultra trace level testing down to ppq levels, BalazsTM performs water,
air, chemical, and wafer analyses. Additionally, clients benefit from
baseline studies, and equipment, component, and material
qualifications. We provide rapid turnaround using the following
instrumentation and techniques: High Resolution ICP-MS, ICP-OES, IC,
Dynamic Headspace GC-MS, wafer outgassing, air and gas
testing/sampling, dynamic leaching, and thin film analysis.

Company: Boston Analytical, Inc.
Booth/Stand: 310
Media Contact: Robert McBride
Phone: 603-893-3758

    Boston Analytical is an independent FDA registered cGMP/GLP
compliant testing laboratory offering a complete line of Environmental
Monitoring and Microbial Identification services to the
Pharmaceutical, Device and Biotechnology Industries. Our state of the
art Microbiology lab features Rapid Microbial Identification performed
via the Applied BioSystems 3130 XL DNA Identification Analyzer with
MicroSeq(R). This state of the art equipment utilizes comparative DNA
sequencing technology and is the most Rapid and Accurate means
available for the identification of Bacteria and Fungi.

Booth/Stand: 809
Media Contact: Dr Jacques DEQUENNE / Dr Pierre GERMAIN
Investor Relations Contact: Dr Jacques DEQUENNE
Phone: +32/65/84.44.10

    Dequachim was established in 1983 by the Dequenne-Alexandre
family. DEQUACHIM's main business activity is based on the aluminium
chemistry such as aluminium sulphate (25,000 T/Y) or sodium aluminate
(7,000 T/Y). Starting in 2004 Dequachim has invest in the development
of high purity Sol-Gel aluminium based technologies. Today these
researchers along with Dequachim professionals is leading to the
development of tailor made high-quality grades aluminium based
products (aluminum gels, gama-alumina, Sol-Gel, dispersible alumina),
for various applications (catalyst supports, abrasives compounds,
chemical additives, rheology modifiers, binders, fillers, adsorbents,
general surface coating for protection of substrate materials against
corrosion, oxidation and wear).

Company: EDAX Inc. / TSL
Booth/Stand: 835
Main Phone: 201-529-4880
Contact Person: Tina Wolodkowicz

    Founded in 1962, EDAX, Inc. is the leader in energy dispersive
X-ray instrumentation and systems for crystallographic microanalysis.
With major facilities in USA, Europe and Asia, EDAX is well positioned
to support its large and growing customer base worldwide.
    In the field of nanotechnology, EDAX products offer the highest
performance for X-ray microanalysis (EDS), while for electron
backscatter diffraction (EBSD) the TSL products are market leaders. A
powerful combination of elemental information from EDS and structural
information from EBSD is provided in the EDAX Pegasus while the EDAX
Trident combines the EDS and EBSD capabilities with WDS to provide the
complete analytical solution.

Company: Envirco
Booth/Stand: 302
Media Contact: Beth Marotta, 908-604-8686
Phone: 505-798-4402 

    As Innovators in Clean Air Technology(TM) for more than 40 years,
Envirco Corporation manufactures a complete line of clean air systems
for the microelectronics, medical device, semiconductor, disk drive,
laboratory and pharmaceutical markets, and many other industries
requiring ultra-clean environments for critical technologies.
    Today, one of our most popular units is the MAC 10(R) FFU. Used
worldwide for most critical cleanroom applications. The Envirco
Hospi-Gard line offers a variety of air filtration units for patient
rooms and clinics, and the Enviramedic Surgical Suites offer both
horizontal and vertical laminar flow air systems for hospital
operating rooms.

Company: Greater Zurich Area AG
Booth/Stand: 803
Media Contact: Sirpa Tsimal 
Investor Relations Contact: Mitchell Hauser
Phone: 1-718-609-0770

    Greater Zurich Area AG is a Swiss marketing association for the
Greater Zurich Area business region. We are a non-profit,
customer-focused investment promotion agency committed to ensuring the
success of business expansion and investment projects into our region.
    At the NSTI Nanotech 2006, Greater Zurich Area AG, in
collaboration with Location:Switzerland, will showcase leading-edge
industry developments of our region, a nanotech hotbed and home to
industry leaders such as IBM, ABB and research institutions such as
the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. Our expertise in Switzerland's key
nanotech sectors like biotech/medtech, electronics/computing,
materials/manufacturing, sensors and robotics, is at your disposition.

Company: Idonus Sarl
Booth/Stand: 803
Investor Relations Contact: Christian Spoerl
Phone: +41 32 720 56 43

    Idonus is specialized in the fabrication of hydrofluoric vapor
phase etching apparatuses dedicated to MEMS research institutes and
small volume fabrication companies. The functionality of the apparatus
is adapted to the needs that arise during the development of new
micro-systems and enables the clamping of wafers as well as single
chips or parts of wafers. The etching apparatus is equipped with a
safe acid handling system and has very low operation costs.
    Further activities are infrared inspection tools for wafers,
custom made wafer holders for back-side protected wet etching of
wafers, holders for galvanic deposition and custom made solutions.

Company: Keithley Instruments Inc.
Booth/Stand: 802
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: KEI
Media Contact: Ellen Modock
Investor Relations Contact: Marcia Miller
Phone: 440-248-0400

    Keithley Instruments Inc. is helping advance nanotechnology with
sensitive instruments that can measure the extremely small electrical
signals associated with nanoscale devices. Keithley instruments are
important tools in unlocking the secrets of next generation components
and accelerating the jump from research lab to commercial production.
Keithley's measurement tools ensure greater accuracy by reducing or
eliminating sources of error in measuring signals from nanoscale
devices. These innovative instruments can measure the unique
properties of nanoparticles and advanced composites. Products devoted
to the advancement of nanotechnology include Model 4200-SCS ultra low
current measurement system with Zyvex nanomanipulator/probe, Model
6221 Low Current Source for low current/high resistance measurement,
Model 2182A Nanovoltmeter, and Model 6430 Sub-Femtoamp Remote

Company: KSV Instruments, Inc.
Booth/Stand: 827
Media Contact: Gregory M. Wills
Phone: 203-268-1745

    KSV Instruments manufactures instruments for research and analysis
of Contact Angle and Surface Tension as well as Langmuir Blodgett
Instruments, a Quartz Crystal Microbalance and a Brewster Angle
Microscope. Surface Science and Nanotechnology applications can
benefit from KSV's extensive application experience and innovative

Company: Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
Booth/Stand: 806
Media Contact: Caroline Milyard
Phone: 614-891-2244

    Lake Shore Cryotronics is a leading developer of high performance
tools used for the characterization of materials in temperature and
magnetic environments. Their diverse product offering includes the
Desert Cryogenics division's line of cryogenic and superconducting
magnet-based micro-manipulated probe stations used for non-destructive
testing of devices on full and partial wafers up to 10.2 cm (4 in) in
diameter. Features include temperatures from 1.5 K to 475 K,
horizontal or vertical field superconducting magnet-based platforms,
and up to 6 micro-manipulated probe arms. They are ideal for measuring
magneto-transport, electrical and electro-optical, parametric, high-Z,
DC, RF, and microwave (up to 67 GHz) properties of materials.

Company: Lym-Tech Scientific
Booth/Stand: 304
Phone: 800-628-8606

    Celebrating our 100th year in business -- 1906 to 2006. Lym-Tech
Scientific is a highly integrated manufacturer of High Quality Wipers
for Critical Environments. Our product line consists of non-woven,
polyester knit, pre-saturated, Validated Sterile Wipers and cleanroom
paper and stationary products. We provide a full line of wiping
products to meet the specific needs of various markets, including
pharmaceutical, biotech, semiconductor, electronics, aerospace and
many more. We operate our facilities very lean and flexibly to keep
your costs down and meet your specific needs. We make products you use
and need to keep you process clean.

Company: Nanocyl
Booth/Stand: 809
Media Contact: Olivier Decroly
Investor Relations Contact: Francis Massin
Phone: +32 71 750 380

    Nanocyl is one of the most important carbon nanotube producers in
Europe. The Belgium-based company was founded in 2002 with the goal of
becoming the leading global manufacturer of industrial and specialty
carbon nanotubes. Today Nanocyl employs 28 people and has recently
opened a US office, this in order to expand its activities in the US,
a high potential market for Nanocyl. Using the CCVD process for
production purposes, Nanocyl continually develops new, value-added
products, such as the recently launched "in-situ" polymerized NC9000
series, a high-concentration polymer blend. Nanocyl also provides
service to support their potential customers in developing new
products / applications using carbon nanotubes. Nanocyl plays also an
active role in various European nanotechnology research projects.

Company: NanoInk, Inc.
Booth/Stand: 516
Media Contact: Dileep R. Gangolli
Phone: 847-679-6266

    NanoInk, Inc. is an emerging growth technology company
specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications
development for the life science and semiconductor industries. With
DPN(R), a patented and proprietary nanofabrication technology that
allows for unmatched flexibility, accuracy and also its
high-resolution Nanoencryption(TM) technology, NanoInk is able to
offer its pharmaceutical customers innovative solutions to fight
counterfeiting and illegal diversion of blockbuster pharmaceutical
products. Other key applications include nanoscale additive repair,
and nanoscale rapid prototyping. NanoInk currently has over 100
patents and applications filed worldwide and has licensing agreements
with Northwestern University, Stanford University, and the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Booth/Stand: 803/Swiss Pavilion
Media Contact: Michaela Roessger
Phone: +41-32-720-5085

    NANOSENSORS(TM) is specialized on manufacturing cutting edge
scanning probes for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) applications that
are especially interesting for scientists at universities, research
institutions and industrial R&D centers.
    The product range comprises the PointProbe (R) Plus AFM tip
featuring a smaller tip radius and even less variation in tip shape as
well as specialties like the AdvancedTEC probe offering real tip
visibility from top, SuperSharp probes, High Aspect Ratio probes,
Diamond Coated probes and self-sensing self-actuating probes.
NANOSENSORS also offers many customized solutions including plateau,
rounded and sphere shaped AFM tips. NANOSENSORS(TM) is a trademark of
NanoWorld AG.

Company: Nanowal
Booth/Stand: 809
Investor Relations Contact: Bernard NYSTEN 

    Several laboratories from the major universities of Wallonia and
Brussels have created a network for nanotechnologies and nanosciences:
the NanoWal Network.

Company: NanoWorld AG
Booth/Stand: 803/Swiss Pavilion
Media Contact: Michaela Roessger
Phone: +41-32-720-5325

    NanoWorld AG is a leading manufacturer of high quality probes for
Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
Since the acquisition of NANOSENSORS GmbH & Co. KG in 2002, NanoWorld
AG successfully pursues a "two brands under one roof" strategy with
its two brands NanoWorld(TM) and NANOSENSORS(TM).
    NanoWorld(TM) offers four product lines: the well-known
Pointprobe(R) series, the Arrow(TM) series, the Pyrex-Nitride series
and tipless cantilevers and arrays based on the Arrow design.
    NanoWorld AG's diversification activities include the licensing of
a novel spray coating technology developed by NanoWorld AG to SSE GmbH
in Germany.

Company: NaturalNano, Inc.
Booth/Stand: 703
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: OTCBB: NNAN
Media Contact: Jen Gould, 212-843-8037
Investor Relations Contact: Denise Roche, 212-536-7008
Phone: 585-214-8005

    NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB: NNAN) is an advanced materials science
company with unique and proprietary processes for refining naturally
occurring nanotubes and other materials that add desirable properties
to a range of advanced applications encompassing enhanced composites,
cosmetics, electronics and other industrial products. The Company, a
technology leader in the development of applications and processes for
extraction and classification of nanotubes from halloysite clay, which
is a source of naturally occurring nanotubes, possesses broad
intellectual property rights and proprietary know-how for its
comprehensive range of processes, compositions, and derivatives of
halloysite nanotubes. The Company has identified over 200 novel
applications for halloysite nanotubes.

Company: Oakland County Emerging Sectors 
Booth/Stand: 829
Media Contact: Irene Spanos
Phone: 248-858-9099

    Oakland County Emerging Sectors along with the Michigan Small Tech
Association and The Detroit Regional Economic Partnership will be
sponsoring the NSTI Nanotech Show in Boston. All three Michigan
organizations will be in booth number #829 and will be there to assist
companies wishing to do more business in the State of Michigan and/or
companies who wish to expand into the micro/nanotech "hotspot" of
Southeast Michigan.

    Learn more at:
    or at

    We look forward to seeing you in Booth #829!

Company: Ocean Optics
Booth/Stand: 1114
Media Contact: Rob Morris
Investor Relations Contact: Mike Morris
Phone: 727-733-2447

    Ocean Optics, a diversified electro-optics technology firm is the
leading supplier of optical sensing and spectroscopy solutions. Our
vision is to expand the frontiers of optical sensing and to make it
the foundation on which innovative, life-changing ideas are built.
With diverse applications in chemistry, biological research,
environmental monitoring, and science education, our extensive line of
complementary technologies include spectrometers, chemical sensors,
metrology instrumentation, optical fibers, and thin films and optics.
Visit our website for more information.

Company: The Pennsylvania State University
Booth/Stand: 623
Investor Relations Contact: Industrial Research Office
Phone: 814-865-9519

    At Penn State, more than 60 faculty-led research groups work on
cutting-edge science at the nanoscale. Areas of strength include
molecular electronics, nanowire synthesis, nanoscale modeling and
simulation, nanoparticles and complex fluids, nanomanufacturing, MEMs
and NEMs, nanoscale magnetics, and nanobiotechnology.
    Penn State and its sponsors have invested $75 million in
nano-related facilities, equipment, and infrastructure. Visit our
booth #623 to see several commercial applications and speak with
representatives from our Materials Research Institute and the
Industrial Research Office, your connection to Penn State expertise.
Ask how Penn State research and nanotechnology strengths can benefit
your company.

Company: PPB, Inc.
Booth/Stand: 312
Media Contact: Lawrence Azar
Phone: 619-544-1920

    PPB's cavitation meter accurately measures the cavitation energy
intensity and frequency within Ultrasonic cleaners, homogenizers and
cell disruptors. Characterizes the energy distribution within the
higher frequency Megasonic baths, nozzles & single wafer and batch
immersion cleaners. Verifies your systems are working properly and
uniformly over time. Determines the influence solution and load
variables have on system efficiencies, enhancing yield and throughput.
NIST Traceable Calibration Certificates are available.

Company: Precision Flow Technologies 
Booth/Stand: 209
Media Contact: Bill Cowl
Phone: 845-247-0810

    Precision Flow Technologies designs and manufacturers ultra high
purity gas delivery control systems. The company operates from a
40,000 square modern facility that includes a Class 10 and Class 100
clean rooms. Precision Flow Technologies staff includes 20 advanced
degreed engineers and designers. Our customer base includes major
semiconductor, energy, and biotech companies.

Company: Raymor Industries Inc.
Booth/Stand: 804
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: RAR TSX Venture Exchange
Media Contact: Diane Roy
Investor Relations Contact: Raymond Fournel
Phone: 514-932-8805

    Raymor Industries (RAR: TSX-V), a NANOTECH 100 company, is the
leading developer of high technology for the production of
single-walled carbon nanotubes, nanomaterials and advanced materials
for high value-added applications. Single-walled carbon nanotubes are
lightweight, "space-age" materials with an impressive range of
mechanical, thermal, electrical, and chemical properties.
a vast array of applications in aerospace, defense, automotive,
electronics, and consumer goods. With our high capacity process
ramping up this spring, Raymor will become a leading producer and
supplier of single-walled carbon nanotubes to the global marketplace.

Company: SEMI
Booth/Stand: 1226
Media Contact: Scott Smith
Phone: 408-943-6900

    SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that
provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture
semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures,
micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI
maintains offices and hosts programs and activities in every major
microelectronics and display manufacturing region around the world.
For more information, visit

Company: Sonics & Materials
Booth/Stand: 810
Media Contact: Edward Neeb
Phone: 203-270-4600

    The Vibra-Cell(TM) is the most technologically advanced high
intensity ultrasonic processors for the deagglomeration, dispersion,
and particle size reduction of powders in a liquid, available for both
the lab and for production. Ultrasonics is proven to be more effective
than conventional methods for dispersion of nano-size particles in
applications related to ink and pigments, cosmetics, coatings, and

Company: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox 
Booth/Stand: 725
Media Contact: Tara Parker
Phone: 202-772-8585

    Strategists and Advisors specializing in the protection, transfer
and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Founded in 1978 and
based in Washington, D.C., the firm has over 100 patent attorneys,
agents and technical specialists representing a broad range of
clients, including emerging and established companies, venture capital
firms, universities and select individuals. Our Nanotechnology
Practice Group brings together attorneys and technical specialists who
are trained in the advanced sciences underlying nanotech, such as
optoelectronics, materials science, semiconductor devices, fabrication
methods and biotechnology. All possess first hand industry and/or
academic experience as engineers and scientists. Many have conducted
research, commercialized it, and brought to market emerging

Company: STMicroelectronics
Media Contact: Carol Brown 
Investor Relations Contact: Stan March
Phone: 603-465-9213

    STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering
semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics
applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system
expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP)
portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the
forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a
key role in enabling today's convergence markets. The Company's shares
are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on
the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2005, the Company's net revenues were
$8.88 billion and net earnings were $266 million.

    Further information on ST can be found at

Company: SUSS MicroTec
Booth/Stand: 706
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: FWB:SMH
Media Contact: Carol Menard
Investor Relations Contact: Barbarba VonFrankenberg
Phone: 802-244-5181

    SUSS MicroTec AG is a leading-edge equipment supplier of solutions
for Advanced Packaging, MEMS, Compound Semiconductor,
Silicon-On-Insulator, Nanotechnology and 3D Interconnect markets. SUSS
manufactures a complete line of photoresist and dielectric
coat/bake/develop systems, microlithography exposure systems, wafer
and device bonders, probers, photomasks, cleaners and etchers used for
superior production and R&D. SUSS' advanced SupraYield delivers
leading performance in 1X full field lithography systems (1XFFL) and
the leader in Wafer Bonding Technology. SUSS is well known for high
quality equipment backed by global service, applications and product
support; and is consistently recognized by customers as one of "VLSI's
Top 10" in satisfaction.

Company: Swissnanotech
Booth/Stand: 803
Media Contact: Daniel Bangser
Phone: 312-915-0061

    Swissnanotech, a Gold Sponsor of NSTI Nanotech 2006, welcomes you.
Switzerland is at the forefront of the global nanotechnology
development curve, with strong leadership, excellent research, and an
innovative business environment. We are here to show you the jewels of
this country at Booth 803.

    Exhibitors include:
    Weidmann Plastics Technology
    Greater Zurich Area
    Development Economic Western Switzerland
    Berne Economic Development Agency
    Swissnanotech (a)

(a) The Swissnanotech initiative is organized and sponsored by Swiss
    Business Hub USA, Location:Switzerland, Swiss House for Advanced
    Research and Education (SHARE). Visit
    Swissnanotech is a registered trademark.

Company: Taylor Hobson Precision
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: AME
Media Contact: Tom Brem
Phone: 630-621-3145

    Taylor Hobson is a UK-based manufacturer of high precision surface
finish metrology instruments. Its Talysurf CCI is a newly developed
non-contact optical metrology tool that combines Coherence Correlation
Interferometry with a high resolution digital camera array to scan
through surface fringes in the Z direction. Information collected is
processed into a quantitative three dimensional (3D) representation of
the surface.
    This method provides both high resolution and sensitivity to
returning light. Virtually all surfaces having reflectivity between
0.3% and 100% can be measured. Additional advantages include
extraordinary sub-angstrom (0.1A) vertical resolution, virtually nil
system noise, step height repeatability of 0.1nm and surface RMS
repeatability of 0.03A.

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