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Friday, January 21, 2005

Another Nanomerger Anounced

The nanoindustry saw a second big nanomerger announced today. Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO) and August Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:AUGT) intend to merge to form August Nanometrics Inc.

This follows on the heals of the recently
announced merger of Carbon Nanotechnologies and C Sixty.

The reasons announced for these mergers are the R&D synergies and new channels to market and Patent Portfolios. All are good reasons to merge. We will see more mergers as technology based companies learn that it takes more than a killer application to win market share. The entry of larger companies move into the nanomarket will spur acquisitions of nano-nanocompanies by the big guys and also the combination of nanostarts so that they can compete with the big guys entering the market.

Sorry for the Morkian nano-nano reference, at least I didn’t use the human hair analogy.


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