Founded in 1979, Ultratech is a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used to manufacture semiconductors and nanotechnology devices. The company designs, manufactures and markets photolithography equipment used worldwide in the laser processing technology for integrated circuit manufacturing. It is also one of the leading suppliers of gold and solder bump lithography systems. The company s Unity Platform tool features a customer-configurable design that supports flexible manufacturing requirements, as well as tool extendibility for multiple device generations. Its customers include manufacturers of various nanotechnology components, such as thin film head magnetic recording devices, optical networking devices, and laser and light emitting diodes. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Ultratech markets its products through independent sales organizations in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.