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PLEASANTON, Calif., October 23, 2006 -- Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc., Nanotechnology Group, will host its complimentary fifth annual nanotechnology seminars taking place in three U.S. cities during the week of October 30 – November 3, 2006.

The first day long seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2006 at the Madren Conference Center at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. The series will be repeated in Burr Ridge, Illinois on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 and at NASA-Ames in Moffett Field, California on Friday, November 3, 2006. A tour of the Advanced Materials Research Lab (AMRL) facilities will also be available at Clemson University for attendees.

All of the seminars are complimentary and will feature presentations by renowned microscopy experts and scientists. Researchers and application engineers from Hitachi High-Technologies in Japan will discuss recent developments in nanotechnology and semiconductor processing trends. For a listing of speakers and presenters please visit the Hitachi web site (

Participants at the Clemson University seminar will learn about nanotechnology applications for the automotive industry. The Burr Ridge, Illinois session will focus on materials science. The latest trends in information and biotechnology will be presented at the NASA-Ames, California seminar.

Seminar Schedule, Location and Contact Information

Nanotechnology for the Automotive Industry - Monday, October 30, 2006
Location: Madren Conference Center Clemson University Clemson, SC
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Nanotechnology for Materials Science - Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Location: Marriott Chicago Southwest 1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy. Burr Ridge, IL 60527
To register please go to:

Nanotechnology for Information and Biotechnologies - Friday, November 3, 2006
NASA-Ames (Eagle Room Bldg. 493) – Moffett Field, CA
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For more information please contact Sam Ngak at 925.218.2831 or

About Hitachi

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is engaged in activities in a broad range of fields, including device manufacturing equipment, life sciences, information technology, electronic components, and advanced industrial materials. The company’s consolidated sales for 2005 were more than $8 billion. For further information, visit

Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc., headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, sells and services a full range of products for metrology, etch, defect review, inspection and failure analysis. The company is comprised of nine business units: Electron Microscope, Semiconductor Equipment, Life Sciences, Information Systems, Electronics Applied Systems, Electronic Components, Electronic Products, Hard Drive Manufacturing Systems and Advanced Materials. Sales for FY 2004 were approximately $1 billion. For further information, visit

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006) consolidated sales totaled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at


Beth Moseley


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