Nanometrics is a leading provider of advanced, high-performance process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors, high-brightness LEDs, data storage devices and solar photovoltaics. Nanometrics’ automated and integrated systems address numerous process control applications, including critical dimension and film thickness measurement, device topography, defect inspection, overlay registration, and analysis of various other film properties such as optical, electrical and material characteristics. The company’s process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to high-volume production of semiconductors and other devices, to advanced wafer-scale packaging applications. Nanometrics’ systems enable device manufacturers to improve yields, increase productivity and lower their manufacturing costs.
Nanometrics was incorporated in California in 1975. Nanometrics has been publicly traded since 1984 and is listed on NASDAQ (NANO). We have been a pioneer and innovator in the field of optical metrology. Nanometrics has an extensive installed base of more than 6,500 systems in over 150 production factories worldwide. Our major customers and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners include the largest semiconductor and process equipment manufacturers in the world.