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Park Systems’ December promises to be one of the busiest months of the year despite the worldwide economic downturn.  

We invite you to drop by at Booth 317 at the MRS Fall 2008 in Boston, USA ; a wide range of Park Systems’ XE-AFMs will be on display including our latest products XE-Bio and XE-NSOM/Raman (NSOM/Raman are no longer available). If you are engaged in hard disk drive sector in Japan, please consider coming to the upcoming invited speech by Dr R.Yoo, director of global sales and marketing of Park Systems, at the IDEMA Japan Joint Technology Committee Meeting in Tokyo. For those of you who are interested in AFM’s applications in semiconductor metrology, we invite you to attend Park Systems’ seminar in Semicon Japan 2008. Details of the events can be found as below:

Research AFM

Industrial AFM


Appointment of a New Sales Director for Park Systems’ US office

Park Systems welcomes Mr. Joe McGuire as the new director of national sales for the company’s US office. Mr. McGuire joins Park Systems with 25 years of experience in strategic sales and account planning and management in semiconductor capital equipment industry.  Dr Ryan Yoo, Park Systems’ director of global sales and marketing, commented, “Joe is a passionate and energetic professional who understands the AFM industry. I have no doubt that Joe’s depth and breadth of experience will be a major asset for the company as we plan to expand and energize our US operations.”  “I’m delighted and excited to join Park Systems, a company with the longest history in AFM technology development”, commented Mr. McGuire. “Park Systems’ tireless passion towards technology innovation for the past 25 years together with the company’s strength in forming long-standing partnership with customers has been widely appreciated in the industry. I look forward to working with the team and helping the company in expanding and reinforcing its US presence.” 

Invitation to Park Systems Booth (Booth 317) at MRS Fall 2008, December 2nd-4th, Boston, USA

For those of you who will attend the upcoming MRS Fall 2008 in Boston, we would like to invite you to visit Park Systems booth. We have a simple survey that we would like you to complete on site and everybody who visits our booth with a completed survey will receive a free 1GB USB Drive. – All you need to do is to simply print out this e-mail, complete the survey at the bottom, and bring it to Park System's booth.

We look forward to meeting you at Booth 317 at the MRS Fall 2008 .

IDEMA Japan Joint Technology Committee Meeting , December 5th, Tokyo, Japan

Dr R. Yoo, director of global sales and marketing of Park Systems, will give an invited speech for the Technology Committee Meeting organized by IDEMA Japan. The committee meeting provides useful updates on latest technology development in HDD industry. Wide participation from HDD manufacturers in Japan are anticipated including global leaders in the industry such as Hitachi GST, Toshiba, and Fujitsu.

LSI Testing Symposium 2008 , Senri Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan

The 28th annual LSI Testing Symposium was held in Osaka, Japan with participation of over 400 people in the field of semiconductor process metrology. Dr R Yoo, director of global sales and marketing of Park Systems, presented an invited talk on “Dimensional Nanometrology with Atomic Microscopy”. The audience was particularly excited by the realization of True Non-Contact AFM  and its application for measuring properties of photoresist samples. The groundbreaking features of Park Systems’ next-generation AFM which include measurement and imaging of vertical sidewall and undercut structures sparked huge interest from the participants. 

International Scientific Instrument Technology Workshop , Instrument Technology Research Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan

The Instrument Technology Research Center (ITRC) of the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL), Taiwan, has hosted “International Scientific Instrument Technology Workshop" (ISITW) since 1992. The workshop offers education and training on scientific instrument technology for selected professors, research scientists, engineers and graduate students of Association for Science Cooperation in Asia member countries.   

Dr Sang-il Park, Park Systems’ CEO, gave an invited lecture on “Nanoscale Metrology and Characterizations with Advanced AFM/SPM” at the workshop. Dr Din Ping Tsai, Director General of ITRC, commented,” Dr Sang-il Park is a true pioneer in developing world-first commercial AFM. I cherish our long-standing friendship which first started in one of Dr Park’s lecture at Stanford University, USA. I am delighted to have him here with us for the workshop".


Research by XE-AFM 



AFM has been used to assess properties of biological samples, especially its mechanical properties in nanometer scale. Due to its sensitive force detection, AFM is useful in differentiating the stiffness of single cells in culture and of in vitro myotubes.The images shown above are the normalized distributions of Young’s modulus of (a) wild-type and (b) dystrophic mice muscle. The distributions reveal that a significantly lower resistance of mdx muscles to reversible deformation (filled bars).  For comparison, distributions obtained from an adjacent section of the same muscle treated with cytochalasin D (gray bars) were presented at the same time.

Courtesy of Dr M. Lekka of The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics,, Prof N. Mermod of, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, Prof. Kulik of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and their group.

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