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Suwon, South Korea, June 17, 2009

Park Systems Corp., the inventor of the Crosstalk Eliminated (XE) AFM technology and a leading nanotechnology solutions partner for research and industry, today announced that it was chosen as the first-place winner of the Innovation Award for the small and medium enterprise by Peter Drucker Society of Korea on June 17th, 2009. The award recognizes the innovative entrepreneurship that leads the people it serves. 

The judges for the Drucker Award were particularly impressed by Park Systems' unique leadership position in AFM technology, tireless efforts to communicate with employees about its technology and business vision, and continued investment therein. The judges also recognized that it is CEO's leadership as a scientist and entrepreneur that broadened and strengthened the company's intangible assets, like innovation capabilities, intellectual capital, a learning-oriented corporate culture, and innovative management systems that lead to a distinctive organization as is the company today, giving competitive edge to Park Systems's business in AFM. 

At the ceremony, Dr. Sang-il Park, founder and CEO of Park Systems, gave an invited talk on the importance of entrepreneurship in Korean society for thirty minutes. The talk was received with much enthusiasm and keen interests from experts in innovative management and corporate social responsibility. 

Park Systems is the Atomic Force Microscope technology leader, providing products that address the requirements of research and industrial nanoscale applications, With a unique scanner design that allows for True Non-Contact imaging in liquid and air environments, all systems are fully compatible with a lengthy list of innovative and powerful options. All systems are designed with ease-of-use, accuracy, and durability in mind, and provide our customers with the ultimate resources for meeting all present and future needs, Boasting the longest history in the AFM industry, Park Systems comprehensive portfolio of products, software, services, and expertise is matched only by our commitment to our customers.

About Dr. Sang-il Park 

Dr. Sang-il Park, founder and the Chairman and CEO of Park Systems, is a pioneer and recognized leader in AFM industry where he took the lead in commercializing the early AFM technology by founding Park Scientific Instruments (PSI) in California, where he served as the Chairman and CEO for 9 years (1988~1997). Prior to founding PSI, he worked with Prof. C.F. Quate at Stanford University, the birth place of the AFM. His contribution to the AFM industry and business has been recognized by numerous awards, and he has authored numerous research papers, text books, and holds nineteen U.S. patents. He also serves as the Director of the Korean Nanotechnology Research Society, a member of the Nanotechnology Steering Committee at Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Nanotechnology Information Committee at KISTI. Dr. Park has a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University and B.S. in physics from Seoul National University. 

About Park Systems 

Park Systems serves its customers by providing a complete range of AFM solutions including AFM systems, options and software, along with global service and support. Park Systems is the technology leader of nanoscale measurements and systems for both research and industry. The product line of Park Systems reflects its focused strength to help customers achieve the metrology performance that meets the needs and requirements of present and future applications. Since improvements in nanometrology are key to enabling tomorrowㅤㅁㅝㅌ research, analysis, processing and product manufacturing, the innovative technology and market leadership of Park Systems in the field of nanmetrology will remain as the core competence and market driving force of its future business. Park Systems' manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in Suwon, South Korea. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Japan, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.parkAFM.com

Source: Park Systems Corp. 
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