Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events

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MILPITAS, Calif., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced that Ronald W. Kisling, chief financial officer, is scheduled to participate in the following investor conferences:

D. A. Davidson 5th Annual Technology Forum
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY
Event date: May 29, 2013

Cowen and Company 41st Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference
The Palace Hotel, New York, NY
Event dates: May 29-30, 2013
Presentation time: 9:30 – 10:10 AM ET on May 30

The presentation material utilized at both events, along with a live audio webcast and archived recording of the Cowen and Company conference presentation, will be made available on 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

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

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