Nanometrics to Present at the Bear Stearns 16th Annual Technology Conference

Bear Stearns 16th Annual Technology Conference
MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2005--Nanometrics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading supplier of advanced integrated and standalone metrology equipment for the semiconductor industry, today announced its participation, June 7th, at the upcoming Bear Stearns 16th Annual Technology Conference - being held June 7-8, 2005. The conference will be held at The Grand Hyatt New York, located at Grand Central Station on 42nd Street between Lexington and Park Avenues in New York City.

Information for this event is as follows:

         Event:         Bear Stearns 16th Annual Technology Conference

         Date:          Tuesday, June 7, 2005

         Time:          Presentation at 11:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. PT)

         Speaker:       John Heaton, President & CEO

An audio-only webcast of the presentation will be made available on Nanometrics' investor web page at www.nanometrics.com.

About Nanometrics: Nanometrics is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-performance process control metrology systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors, integrated circuits and flat panel displays. Nanometrics metrology systems measure various thin film properties, critical circuit dimensions and layer-to-layer circuit alignment (overlay) during various steps of the manufacturing process, enabling semiconductor and IC manufacturers to improve yields, increase productivity and lower manufacturing costs. The Company maintains its headquarters in Milpitas, CA, with sales and service offices worldwide. Nanometrics is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol NANO. The Company's website is http://www.nanometrics.com.

Contacts

Nanometrics, Inc.
Peter Gise, 408-435-9600

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