Hitachi High-Technologies and Park Systems Sign Distribution Agreement for Japan

(Nanowerk News) Hitachi High-Technologies ("Hitachi High-Tech"), a cutting-edge technology company of science & medical systems, and Park Systems, the leading nanotechnology solutions partner for nanoscale measurements, have announced that they have signed a distribution agreement for Japan.
"We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Park Systems, which will help us expand our offering of value-added and innovative product solutions to the AFM/SPM community in Japan," said Tsutomu Okada, head of science systems sales and marketing division. "The Park Systems product line will be an excellent complement to our own extensive range of analytical instruments, including scanning electron microscopes."
Park Systems serves its customers by providing a complete range of AFM solutions including AFM systems, options and software. Hitachi High-Tech will represent Park Systems' original and innovative AFM solutions for the most accurate nanoscale measurement, leveraged by the crosstalk-elimination (XE) metrology platform that overcomes non-linearity and non-orthogonality associated with conventional piezotube-based AFMs.
"In order to be successful in the Japanese market, it is imperative to partner with a reputable local distributor who has a strong sales and customer support infrastructure in place. Hitachi High-Tech has been the prominent choice that Park Systems has pursued for years. It is a great honor and relief that Hitachi High-Tech decided to enter into the AFM market and distribute our products in Japan," said Ryan Yoo, Park Systems' vice president of global sales and marketing. "It is a momentous day not only for Park Systems, but also for all AFM customers in Japan. We look forward to a long term partnership with Hitachi High-Tech for many years to come"
Under this agreement, Hitachi High-Tech is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Park Systems' complete line of AFMs in Japan. To enhance application and service support in the Japanese market, Park Systems Japan has expanded its facility and established a new application laboratory which will host a series of research and industrial AFM products with a complete range of modes and options. Both companies will advance sales promotions by actively sponsoring and presenting at academic conferences and exhibitions.
About Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation is a global company that has engaged in a broad range of fields, including Electronic Device Systems, Fine Technology Systems, Science & Medical Systems, Industrial & IT Systems and Advanced Industrial Products. Hitachi High-Tech is a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (TOKYO:6501, NYSE:HIT) Founded in 1947, the Headquarters is located in Tokyo and there are 24 offices in Japan and 56 offices in twenty-seven countries. The company's consolidated sales are $6.6 billion in FY2009. For further information, visit
About Park Systems
Park Systems serves its customers by providing a complete range of AFM solutions including AFM systems, options and software, along with global service and support. Park Systems is the leading nanotechnology solutions partner for nanoscale measurements and systems for both research and industry. The product line of Park Systems reflects its focused strength to help customers achieve the metrology performance that meets the needs and requirements of present and future applications. Since improvements in nanometrology are key to enabling tomorrow's research, analysis, processing and product manufacturing, the innovative technology and market leadership of Park Systems in the field of nanometrology will remain as the core competence and market driving force of its future business. Park Systems' manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in Suwon, South Korea. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Japan, and Singapore.
Source: Park Systems (press release)
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