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Micro/Nano Lithography

Doug Resnick: Acquisition opens new semiconductor capabilities

Molecular Imprints was acquired by Canon in April 2014, allowing Canon to participate in accelerated development of next-generation semiconductor lithography systems.

30 May 2014, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.321406.02

In April 2014, Canon completed the purchase of the Molecular Imprints, Inc. (MII) semiconductor imprint lithography equipment business. MII was founded in 2001 by University of Texas at Austin professors S.V. Sreenivasan and Grant Willson. As part of the purchase by Canon, the nanomanufacturing arm of Molecular Imprints will be spun out as a new company that will retain the name. The new, wholly owned subsidiary is known as Canon Nanotechnologies, Inc. Both companies will remain in Austin.

Doug Resnick is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Canon Nanotechnologies. Prior to this role, Doug served as the VP of Mask Technology and later as the VP of Strategic Development for Molecular Imprints. Previously, Doug worked for Motorola Research Labs (1990- 2004), where he was responsible for developing their imprint lithography research program. Doug started his career with AT&T Labs (1981-1990), where his development programs included x-ray lithography, e-beam direct write, and plasma etching of photomasks. He has authored or coauthored over 160 technical publications and is an inventor of more than 29 U.S.patents. He has served as the conference chair for both the EIPBN and SPIE Microlithography Symposiums. He received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in solid-state physics.