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TeraView Signs Sales and Service Agreement with Hermes-Epitek to Drive Growth in Asia

On the back of strong demand for its fault isolation and quality assurance product in advanced integrated circuits, TeraView, (https://teraview.com/) the pioneer and leader in Terahertz solutions, is pleased to announce that it has signed a collaborative sales and service agreement with Hermes – Epitek to sell and support this product in Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, Singapore and Malaysia.

Hermes, with around 1100 employees and 13 offices across the region, is one of the largest equipment distributors in the semiconductor industry and has long been recognized for its excellence in superior customer satisfaction.

TeraView and Hermes have already qualified interest from several leading semiconductor and IC packaging companies in the region, and will now work together to provide demonstration and front-line support facilities, as well as joint marketing of the tool to customers.

TeraView’s proprietary Electro Optical Terahertz Pulse Reflectometry (EOTPR) technology provides a 10 micron resolution capability in isolating faults within advanced integrated circuits for mobile phones and computing, including complex wire-bonded, flip chip, and 3D packages. Intel has worked alongside TeraView in the development of the technology, and formally announced the tool to the semiconductor market at the ECTC Conference in Las Vegas in June 2010.

“We are very pleased with the high level of interest in the product in Asia and are gearing ourselves up to support our customers” said Don Arnone, CEO of TeraView. “Clearly Asia will be a key market for the product, and with Hermes as our partner, we feel well-placed to maximise its potential whilst also meeting the exacting support and service requirements of our customers. This will be the start of a long relationship as we look to build a strong presence within the Asian semiconductor and IC packaging inspection market.”

About Terahertz and EOTPR

Terahertz waves sit in the spectrum between infra red and microwave and as such have unique properties. EOTPR uses Terahertz which propagate through interconnects in semiconductor packages, and reflections occur at faults or quality variations in the circuit.

About TeraView (www.teraview.com)

TeraView is the world’s first company devoted to the application of Terahertz light for imaging and spectroscopy. TeraView’s proprietary platform uses the Terahertz spectrum between light and radio waves and offers the advantage of being non-invasive and non-destructive. Past studies have demonstrated how Terahertz uniquely and non destructively provides 3 dimensional structural and chemical information in a diverse range of applications, including explosives hidden below clothing, the contents of tablets in the pharmaceutical industry, and other objects normally invisible to conventional detection techniques. Other markets exist in medical imaging of cancer and industrial inspection which are explored via commercial partners. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, TeraView was spun-out of the Toshiba in April 2001. Sales and support are available throughout Europe, North America and the Far East directly or through a network of distributors.

About Hermes Epitek (http://www.hermes.com.tw)

Hermes-Epitek is one of the leading value-added full-service houses for Semiconductor/Flat Panel Display manufacturing equipment and process technologies. They offer value-added sales, installation, field support, process development, training and relocation services such that they guarantee their customers achieve maximum overall capital efficiencies. Hermes-Epitek is able to offer engineering support at various locations across South East Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Peoples Republic of China.

By being available around the clock, and by using a team-based problem solving approach, Hermes-Epitek engineering support offers its clients the benefit of minimal down time for their capital investments. The ability to solve engineering issues in the field is how Hermes-Epitek has been able to keep up with the fast evolving industry for more than 30 years.