Molecular Imprints was a Texas based technology company who developed high-resolution, low cost-of-ownership nano-patterning systems and solutions in the hard disk drive and semiconductor industries. Dr. S.V. Sreenivasan founded the company in 2001 after spinning out of the labs in University of Texas.
In February 2013 Canon announced acquiring the semiconductor lithography imprint equipment technology and merging with Molecular Imprints. The CEO of Molecular Imprints, Mark Mellier-Smith, made the following comments regarding Canon's acquisition of the company's lithography equipment:
After establishing a business alliance with Canon four years ago to provide a technologically enabled low cost nanolithography solution to the semiconductor industry, I'm very pleased to acknowledge the tremendous progress we have achieved in the pursuit of this goal. Based on this success, the merger was a natural next step for our companies.
The merger of Canon and Molecular Imprints marks the creation of a new company that will maintain the name Molecular Imprints. The merger was completed in April 2014 after approval from shareholders and government agencies.
In 2015 Magic Leap announced acquiring the non-semiconductor portion of Molecular Imprints. Magic Leap plans on using technology developed by Molecular Imprints to help them create multi-scale optical elements fabricated using Imprint.
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