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Posted: May 19, 2008
Molecular Imprints Completes $12.9 Million Financing
(Nanowerk News) Molecular Imprints, Inc., the market and technology leader for volume-production
nanopatterning systems and solutions, today announced the successful completion of $12.9 million in financing.
Investors in this round include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tokyo Electron Venture Capital, Wafra Investment
Advisory Group, KT Venture Group, Alloy Ventures and Motorola Ventures. This latest investment brings the total
amount raised by Molecular Imprints for the development and commercialization of its innovative Step and Flash
Imprint Lithography (S-FIL®) technology to $91 million—$73 million in strategic and venture capital financing, $15
million from federal government agencies, such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and
$3 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
Molecular Imprints has made significant progress in several market segments, including semiconductors, hard disk
drives (HDDs) and high-brightness light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Coupled with investments from customer jointdevelopment
programs, this $12.9 million in new funding will enable further enhancement of its product portfolio
and expansion of its operations to support rising industry demand for its nanopatterning systems. The company has
already received multiple orders for its newest generation of advanced nanopatterning systems aimed at the HDD
and semiconductor markets, including recently announced orders from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and
semiconductor industry consortium, SEMATECH. With interest growing around Molecular Imprints’ technology,
the company is taking the necessary steps to be ready to support volume-production requirements in these multiple
“This additional financing will enable further enhancements to our technology and product portfolio, and allow us to
expand operations to support increasing demand for our products in a number of markets,” said David Gino, chief
operating and financial officer of Molecular Imprints. “Looking a little further into the future we believe this
financing will provide a funding bridge to a possible public offering in 2009.”
About Molecular Imprints, Inc.
Molecular Imprints, Inc. (MII) is the technology leader for high-resolution, low cost-of-ownership nanopatterning
systems and solutions in the hard disk drive (HDD) and semiconductor industries. MII is leveraging its innovative
Step and Flash Imprint Lithography (S-FIL®) with Drop-on-DemandTM material application technology to become
the worldwide market and technology leader in high-volume patterning solutions for storage and memory devices,
while enabling emerging markets in optics, biotechnology, and other industries. MII enables nanoscale patterning
by delivering a comprehensive nanopatterning solution that is affordable, compatible and extendible to sub-10-
nanometer resolution levels. For more information, visit www.molecularimprints.com.