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August 14, 2002

NTT America Completes Installation of MPLS Network Solution for Nanometrics

Project enables company to seamlessly link 10 locations in four countries

NEW YORK, NY - NTT America, the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the international and long distance service arm of the largest telecommunications company in the world: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, today announced it has completed an MPLS network installation for Nanometrics, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced integrated and standalone metrology equipment for the semiconductor industry.

This represents the first international expansion for Nanometrics, Inc., tying together three plants, five field sales offices, and two service centers in the U.S., Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan.

"NTT America was not just the best choice, but the only choice," explains Steven Nitenson, Director of Global IT for Nanometrics, Inc. "We contacted numerous carriers, but NTT was the only company with the ability to provide us with the protocol and deployment timing we wanted. While other global competitors could only offer less elegant frame relay structures, NTT America gave us a sleek, end-to-end MPLS network solution - for a lower cost," Nitenson states.

Instead of managing four disparate systems, Nanometrics, Inc. now has one single infrastructure that enables the company to better leverage their ERP, CRM, and communications systems such as global email and intranet. Employees are now in a secure VPN infrastructure, enabling the deployment of internal file transfer protocol which ensures that global R & D engineers can communicate quickly and cost-effectively. In addition, telecommunications costs are greatly reduced as field sales offices are tied into local sites, enabling data to ride through the seamless MPLS backbone.

"NTT America is proud to provide integrated, economical networks to U.S. -based companies as they expand into key markets in Asia and around the world," said Dave Ryan, Chief Operating Officer for NTT America. "We are especially pleased to be working with sophisticated companies such as Nanometrics, Inc., that demand the most streamlined and cost-efficient network solutions to integrate their international communications. With our diligence to satisfy one customer at a time, we strive to ensure that NTT America continues to be the preferred choice of many leading multinational corporations."

About Nanometrics, Inc.
Nanometrics Incorporated is a leading supplier of integrated and automated metrology equipment used in advanced IC, flat panel display and magnetic head manufacturing. The Company's corporate office is located at 1550 Buckeye Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035, with sales and service offices worldwide. Nanometrics, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol NANO. Nanometrics, Inc.'s website is www.nanometrics.com.

About NTT America
NTT America, Inc. is North America's natural gateway to the Asia Pacific, the world's fastest growing market. As a leading provider of global business connectivity, NTT America provides world-class network services and support, as well as unmatched market knowledge that enables companies to expand their business throughout Asia and around the world. NTT America's Arcstar family of services includes managed network services, systems integration, collocation, and 24-hour support as well as a single point of contact for reliable end-to-end connectivity. For additional information on NTT America and the Arcstar service, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.

About NTT Communications
NTT Communications, a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, provides long distance and international telecommunications reaching over 200 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, NTT Communications' Arcstar services operate in about 50 countries and have significant presence in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe. Arcstar global services provide managed data, multimedia and Internet services to some of the largest companies in the world. NTT Communications, with the OCN brand, is already one of the largest ISPs in Japan. Together with Verio, the Denver-based global tier one ISP acquired last September, NTT Communications is providing customers of all sizes in the U.S., Japan, and throughout Asia with a complete range of Internet-based business services - from high-quality IP network services including global connectivity, network management and IP-VPN, to advanced Web-based business solutions, including Web-hosting and e-commerce platforms. For more information about NTT Communications, visit the company's Web site at www.ntt.com/index-e.html.


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