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TEL Grants NxEdge License to Use Patented Spray Technology
in United States, Europe

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2005--NxEdge, Inc., a privately-held company located in Boise, Idaho, specializing in advanced engineered coatings, precision manufacturing and revitalization, today announced a non-exclusive patent license agreement with Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), a technology leader in semiconductor equipment manufacturing. Under the agreement, TEL grants NxEdge license to use its patented Y203 ("yttria") coating technology for semiconductor customers in the United States and Europe.

This high demand ceramic coating, which extends chamber life and minimizes particulates, is widely accepted throughout the industry as a key advancement in process chamber technology. The ability of yttria to simultaneously reduce cost of ownership while improving device yields provides a significant competitive advantage for critical process applications. NxEdge's established position with key semiconductor customers in North America and Europe provides additional growth opportunities for TEL's yttria technology.

"NxEdge has an outstanding reputation for excellence in the industry in providing cost-effective, high-quality, coatings for global customers throughout North America and Europe. By extending our license agreement to include the use of our patented thermal spray technology, we will enhance our level of service to global customers," says Michael Grant, vice president of Etch Systems at Tokyo Electron America, Inc.

Tom Schiers, vice president and general manager of NxEdge Boise says, "Partnering with a world class company like TEL demonstrates our high level of technical expertise as well as our commitment to quality, product value and service for customers in the semiconductor equipment industry. Long term, we expect to see a significant increase in overall business as a result of this agreement and are well positioned for growth in our Boise facility."

In addition to thermal plasma spray coatings, NxEdge also provides semiconductor-grade anodization, fluoropolymer coatings, machining, parts refurbishment and other services for leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original parts manufacturers (OPMs) and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) in the industry.

About TEL

TEL, established in 1963, is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor and FPD production equipment worldwide. In Japan, TEL also distributes computer network related products and electronic components of global leading suppliers. To support this diverse product base, TEL is strategically located around the world. TEL is a publicly held company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. www.tel.com

Media Contact:
Earl McCutcheon, NxEdge, Inc. | IT Administration
Ph: 208.362.7200 ext. 128
Email: emccutcheon@nxedgeinc.com


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