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NanoWorld Holding AG acquires NanoWorld Services GmbH

(PRWEB) January 23, 2005 -- As of January 1st NanoWorld Holding AG acquired 100 % of the German based NanoWorld Services GmbH.

In the course of a restructuring measure to achieve greater transparency within the growing NanoWorld Group, NanoWorld Holding AG acquired the German based NanoWorld Services GmbH from NanoWorld AG.

About NanoWorld Services GmbH:

NanoWorld Services GmbH was founded by Joerg Diebel, CEO NanoWorld Services GmbH on August 1st, 2001 in Erlangen/Germany and is one of the leading developers, manufacturers and global suppliers of integrated solutions for Micro- and Nanotechnology.

Their main business is turning customer's MEMS ideas into MEMS products with the inherently tight integration of MEMS design, process development and production. NanoWorld Services GmbH has highly trained and skilled personnel with 50+ years of MEMS experience and a team-based problem solving approach.

Furthermore NanoWorld Services offers stocking-, world-wide logistics- and invoicing services which makes NanoWorld Services GmbH an all out of one hand solution for your needs in the field of MEMS business.

As a worldwide unique highlight NanoWorld Services offers photoresist spray coating together with projection alignment services.

Being located at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology in Erlangen and collaborating on many projects with the renowned research institution enables NanoWorld Services to access the full capacity of complete facilities for 4-inch and 6-inch wafer fabrication.

About NanoWorld AG

NanoWorld AG, which acquired Nanosensors GmbH & Co. KG in November 2002, is the outstanding world market leader of high quality tips for Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) with a market share of more than 50 %. Since the acquisition NanoWorld AG successfully pursues a two brands under one roof strategy with its two brands NanoWorld and NANOSENSORS. NanoWorld AG has created a continuously growing world wide distribution network. Additionally all major AFM manufacturers offer probes produced by NanoWorld AG to their customers either as NanoWorld or OEM product. This underlines the outstanding market position of NanoWorld AG.


The three different product series of the NanoWorld brand are epically designed for industrial mass applications and standard measurements. The NanoWorld products stand out due to proven reliability and high availability combined with the highest quality standards. 


NANOSENSORS offers the widest range of cutting edge scanning probes for Atomic Force Microscopy applications. These probes are especially interesting for scientists at Universities, research institutions and industrial R&D centers.

NanoWorld AG latest diversification activities include the European distribution of vapour deposition tools manufactured by Applied Microstructures Inc. (AMST) and the licensing of a novel spray coating technology developed by NanoWorld AG to SSE GmbH in Germany.

About NanoWorld Holding AG

The NanoWorld Holding AG is a purely financial holding company and does not conduct operational business.

The present key activities of the associated companies are concentrated on the development, production and commercialization of consumables for Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) namely AFM probes or tips for Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM).

In the future the leading position of the associated companies in the core business will be further expanded and new markets are going to be developed in the fields of High Tech and Nanotechnology through strategic alliances and acquisitions.

Central functions fulfilled by the holding include access to capital markets and steering the group strategically, thus relieving the group's units, allowing them to concentrate on their customer related activity.

The holding's headcount is being kept deliberately low in order to limit group overheads to a minimum.

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