M3D technology will be showcased in State of New Mexico Booth, Hall 14, Stand J57 at Hannover Fair from April 24 – 28th 2006

Albuquerque, New Mexico 11 April 2006: Optomec announced today that it will showcase M3D, a new breakthrough system for printed electronics, at the MicroTechnolgy pavilion at Hannover Messe. The MicroTechnology pavilion at Hannover ranks as the world’s leading forum for showcasing advancements in applied Microsystems Technology and Nanotechnology making it an ideal venue for M3D.

M3D technology enables finer feature sizes than traditional ink-jetting and screen printing processes. Based on an innovative aerodynamic focusing technology, M3D systems produce electronic and physical structures with feature sizes down to 10 microns, and as large as 100 microns or more. The M3D system supports a wide variety of materials including nano particle inks and screen-printing pastes, conductive polymers, insulators, adhesives, and even biological matter that can be accurately deposited by M3D onto non-planar substrates. M3D is ideally suited for printed electronics applications such as fine-feature traces, embedded passives, 3D interconnects, and more.

The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has invited leading providers of microelectronic solutions to display their technology in the State’s booth. Dave Keicher, Optomec CTO, stated “Optomec was very pleased to be selected by NMEDD to showcase our advanced M3D technology as an example of the innovative work in Nanotechnology developed in New Mexico”.

Optomec is the world leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications in the Electronics, Biomedical, and Aerospace & Defense markets. These systems utilize Optomec’s proprietary M3D aerosol-jetting technology and LENS powder-metal fabrication technology. The company has a global customer base of industry-leading manufacturers.

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia Corporation.