Micro-Metric Acquisition by View Engineering Signals Expanded Market Coverage


San Jose, California - October 12, 2005 -- Micro-Metric, Inc. announces that View Engineering of Simi Valley, CA, has acquired the assets of the company. The acquisition brings View's 30 years of resources and expertise to the already successful innovator in nanometrology.

Micro-Metric produces accurate, high-magnification, non-contact critical dimension and coordinate metrology systems used in the semiconductor, data storage and MEMs industries. View Engineering provides high accuracy, large area video and laser-based coordinate measuring systems for process monitoring and control in the data storage, microelectronics, printed circuit and precision machining industries. The combination strengthens Micro-Metric's capabilities in its core markets of micro-electronics and data storage, and expands the company's sales and service capabilities worldwide.

No changes in management or staffing of either company are planned. Micro-Metric will continue to operate its engineering, manufacturing, marketing and applications support from its headquarters in San Jose.

According to Micro-Metric founder and President, Tom Pelton, "This new relationship is mutually beneficial. Micro-Metric brings to View Engineering over 25 years of experience in microscopy for semiconductor, data storage and MEMs applications. View has technological depth as well as an established worldwide support organization. Our partnership will allow us to build upon the market acceptance of our products in the expanding microelectronics markets."

About View Engineering

View Engineering, Inc., a Quality Vision International company, is a pioneer and market leader in the design and manufacture of vision measurement systems used for process monitoring and quality assurance applications. Thousands of View vision systems have been installed throughout the world, serving a wide range of industries, including semiconductor assembly, PCB assembly, microelectronics, fiber optic communications, precision metalworking, precision plastics, and other high precision industries. For more information about View Engineering, visit www.vieweng.com.

About Micro-Metric

Founded in 1979, Micro-Metric produces high-accuracy, non-contact measuring and assembly systems. Products include automated and manual critical dimension measurement systems, non-contact coordinate measuring systems, and micro-positioning assembly systems. Micro-Metric's worldwide customer base includes most of the leading manufacturers of semiconductors, magnetic data storage systems, and fiber optics. Micro-Metric is pleased to be a supplier to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Micro-Metric is located at 1050 Commercial Street, Suite 102; San Jose, CA 95112-1404
Tel: 408-452-8505, 800-490-3333
Fax: 408-452-8412
E-mail: info@micro-metric.com
Web: www.micro-metric.com

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