Tomerdingen (Germany) - For immediate release - April 27, 2000

Nanyang Equipment Pte. Ltd. has been selected as exclusive distributor in ASEAN, China, India and Taiwan for Boin GmbH's metrology software WAFERMAP. Dr.Manuela Boin, co-founder and General Manager of Boin GmbH said: "This was an important step in building a distribution network. We are excited about our progress. During a period of just 12 months we were able to find distributors for our products in all major areas around the globe. In mid 1999 we already signed distribution agreements for USA, Canada, Europe, Korea and Japan."

Nanyang Equipment Pte. Ltd. was founded in 1995 in Singapore. It is a sales & service organization in the semiconductor industry focusing on the front end wafer fabrication business. The head office is in Singapore with a subsidiary office in Taiwan. It plans to have a subsidiary office in Malaysia by end of June to support the new wafer fabrication park in Kulim. Nanyang Equipment sells & services wafer fabrication processing equipment, equipment spare parts and consumables.

WAFERMAP, which runs under Windows 95 and NT4.0, is used for off-line metrology data analysis and visualization. It allows for importing of data files from metrology equipment such as ellipsometers and four point probes as well as many other metrology tools used throughout the semiconductor industry. Data can be visualized and printed as 1D, 2D (contour) or 3D plots or as histograms. WAFERMAP also allows the user to compare different sets of data by adding, subtracting or dividing complete wafer maps. Maps can also be exported to other file formats for use with other applications.

The software is already in use at a number of IC and equipment manufacturers. It is also shipped together with metrology equipment in conjunction with OEM agreements. During the first quarter of 2000 (Jan-Mar) a significant increase of orders was achieved.

A free Evaluation Copy of WAFERMAP can be downloaded at Download.


Boin GmbH, Dr. Manuela Boin
E-Mail: info@boin-gmbh.com
Web: www.boin-gmbh.com
Tel: +49 (0) 7348-928233

Nanyang Equipment Pte.Ltd., Tony Wong
E-Mail: nanyange@pacific.net.sg
Tel: +65 4874171
Fax: +65 487 4167