Nikon Instruments Welcomes Metris to the Nikon Corporate Family

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nikon Instruments, Inc. (www.nikoninstruments.com) is pleased to welcome Metris to the Nikon Corporate family. Metris' advanced technology and products for non-contact, three-dimensional measurement systems complement Nikon's current product portfolio. Customers can expect a broader range of product offerings for both companies within the industrial marketplace.

"Customers of both Nikon and Metris will now benefit from the most complete portfolio of innovative optical solutions," said Hajime Kosawa, Senior General Manager, Nikon Instruments Inc. "We look forward to working together to leverage the strength of the two companies."

For information on the merger, please refer to: www.nikon.com/about/ir/news/2009/0820_e.htm.

About Nikon Instruments, Inc.

Nikon Instruments, Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical and industrial applications. Now in its 91st year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, precision measuring equipment, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is the microscopy and instrumentation arm of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology. For more information, visit www.nikoninstruments.com. Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.

About Metris

Metris designs, develops and markets a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems servicing design and manufacturing industries. The company's reliable and innovative metrology solutions cover the full range of measurement volumes required by automotive and aerospace customers, in both fixed and portable configurations and with optical and touch sensors. Further details are available at www.us.metris.com.

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