Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events

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MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced that executive management is scheduled to participate in the following investor events:

Piper Jaffray Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Le Parker Meridien, New York, NY

Event dates: November 6-7, 2012

Presentation time: 1:00 PM ET on November 6

From NANO: Mr. Ronald W. Kisling, CFO

Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference

The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ

Event dates: November 27-29, 2012

Attending 1x1 meetings on November 29

From NANO: Dr. Timothy J. Stultz, President & CEO

The investor presentation slides utilized during both events, as well as a live and archived webcast of the Piper Jaffray "fireside chat" presentation, will be made accessible on the investor page of Nanometrics' website at

About Nanometrics

Nanometrics is a leading provider of advanced, high-performance process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors, high-brightness LEDs, data storage devices and solar photovoltaics. Nanometrics' automated and integrated systems address numerous process control applications, including critical dimension and film thickness measurement, device topography, defect inspection, overlay registration, and analysis of various other film properties such as optical, electrical and material characteristics. The company's process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to high-volume production of semiconductors and other devices, to advanced wafer-scale packaging applications. Nanometrics' systems enable device manufacturers to improve yields, increase productivity and lower their manufacturing costs. The company maintains its headquarters in Milpitas, California, with sales and service offices worldwide. Nanometrics is traded on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NANO. Nanometrics' website is

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Claire McAdams Headgate Partners LLC 530.265.9899 Company Contact: Ronald Kisling CFO 408.545.6143

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