Sagitta Selects the European Business Team for Distribution of its Advanced Failure Analysis Tools

( DECEMBER 2002 )

Hauppauge New York, (December, 2002)-Sagitta, manufacturer of the Centar platform, a highly sophisticated sample preparation system used for yield enhancement, failure analysis, and process development during production of semiconductor products, today announced a representation agreement with the European Business Team for product distribution and service support in Europe and Scandinavia.

"With shrinking design rules and the move to 300mm, the need for more accurate fault exposition for failure analysis as achieved by Sagitta's Centar platform is becoming more and more acute," said Mr. Bob Postle, Corporate Vice President of Sales at Sagitta. "The European Business Team with its vast market knowledge, specific failure analysis experience and broad customer acceptance brings with it not only good reputation but also pan-European technical and application support from a team of experienced engineers."

"The European Business Team is proud to represent Sagitta in Europe," said Mr. Andy Broughton General Manager of Alliance Sales, and on behalf of the European Business Team. "Sagitta's Centar-TEM Preparation System is the clear solution for extraordinary simplification of the traditionally long and complicated process of preparing SEM and TEM samples for failure analysis. With unprecedented mechanical control and computerized automated iterations, failure analysts can produce TEM samples with greater success rates, superior surface quality, and automatic repeatability."

Utilizing advanced image processing techniques and precise motion control systems, Sagitta's products offer the unique capability of automatically and accurately polishing wafer samples to a specific target. As a result, users of Sagitta's solutions can significantly reduce sample preparation time, thereby accelerating the process of identifying failures and increasing yields.

About The European Business Team

The European Business Team is the collective strength of HTT (High Tech Trade gmbh), STI (Systems and Technology International), and Alliance Sales. Together, the European Business Team provides leading representative sales and support for the semiconductor industry. Each member of the Team ensures local expertise and support to provide customers with the most responsive independent sales and service within the industry. Additional information on the European Business Team can be found at;; and

Sagitta was founded in 1997 and provides advanced, high-productivity manufacturing equipment solutions to the global fiber optics and semiconductor industries. The company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, and maintains an engineering and manufacturing center in Kfar Saba, Israel. A core holding of patented technologies in precision automation, machine vision and sub micron polishing has led to the introduction of multiple systems into the aforementioned markets. Specific introductions include several integrated automated polishing and inspection systems for high-value fiber optic components. Already a leader in failure analysis equipment for the semiconductor and media fields, Sagitta provides an award-winning suite of sample preparation tools used for cross sectional, SEM or TEM semiconductor inspection. Sagitta is a global company with machines installed in Fortune 500 companies. For more information on Sagitta and our products please visit the company's website at, or send your inquiries to