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Corporate Profile

Nikon Precision Inc., located in Belmont, California, and Nikon Precision Europe GmbH, headquartered in Langen, Germany, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Nikon Corporation. Nearly 700 employees provide sales, service, and customer support for Nikon photolithography systems. Established in 1917, Nikon Corporation is one of the world’s leading optical companies. With decades of experience as a manufacturer of optical lenses and precision equipment, Nikon developed the world’s first production-worthy step-and-repeat photolithography tool in 1980, the NSR-1010G. Since then, over 60 models of Nikon semiconductor lithography systems (steppers and scanners) have printed half of all the integrated circuits ever manufactured. Today, Nikon is the leading global supplier of semiconductor lithography systems.

Nikon photolithography systems span the range of resolutions required by today’s manufacturing facilities. The Nikon portfolio includes specially developed g/h/i-line steppers used in MEMS, LED and packaging processes, ultra-high productivity i-line steppers, and industry-leading KrF/ArF and immersion scanners utilized for the most demanding semiconductor applications. In addition, Nikon offers a line-up of advanced semiconductor inspection equipment including OPTISTATION and Automatic Macro Inspection (AMI) systems, as well as specialized illumination systems for image sensor inspection. Nikon delivers superior performance with the lowest cost of ownership and the most comprehensive customer support of any manufacturer.

Nikon. Technology to Do More.

Nikon Precision Inc., located in Belmont, California, and Nikon Precision Europe GmbH, headquartered in Langen, Germany, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Nikon Corporation. Nearly 700 employees provide sales, service, and customer support for Nikon photolithography systems. Established in 1917, Nikon Corporation is one of the world’s leading optical companies. With decades of experience as a manufacturer of optical lenses and precision equipment, Nikon developed the world’s first production-worthy step-and-repeat photolithography tool in 1980, the NSR-1010G. Since then, over 60 models of Nikon semiconductor lithography systems (steppers and scanners) have printed half of all the integrated circuits ever manufactured. Today, Nikon is the leading global supplier of semiconductor lithography systems.

Nikon photolithography systems span the range of resolutions required by today’s manufacturing facilities. The Nikon portfolio includes specially developed g/h/i-line steppers used in MEMS, LED and packaging processes, ultra-high productivity i-line steppers, and industry-leading KrF/ArF and immersion scanners utilized for the most demanding semiconductor applications. In addition, Nikon offers a line-up of advanced semiconductor inspection equipment including OPTISTATION and Automatic Macro Inspection (AMI) systems, as well as specialized illumination systems for image sensor inspection. Nikon delivers superior performance with the lowest cost of ownership and the most comprehensive customer support of any manufacturer.

Nikon. Technology to Do More.