SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nanoimprint lithography provider Obducat AB said that it has received an order from its distributor in Canon Marketing Japan regarding a system that will be delivered to Toshiba Corp.
Toshiba will use Obducat's nanoimprint lithography system for ''advanced R&D within several key application areas such as optoelectronics,'' according to the Malmo, Sweden-based company.
Obducat's technology was selected among a range of suppliers after several evaluations of imprint trials, according to the company. Toshiba has requested that further information regarding the contract remains undisclosed.
In 2007, rival Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII) delivered a nanoimprint lithography machine to a major memory maker for use in developing chips at 32-nm. The Imprio 250 machine was shipped to Toshiba for use in NAND flash-based process development.