March 25, 2008 08:00 ET

NexTechFAS Receives Order for NexTStar AOI for Inspection of Touch Screen Technology

Australian Company, RPO, to Utilize Waveguide Technology in Manufacturing of Touch Screen Displays

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - NexTech Solutions, Inc. and FAS Holdings Group, LLC, doing business jointly as "NexTechFAS" (PINKSHEETS: NXSL), are pleased to announce that RPO, a leading manufacturer of waveguide technology for touch screen displays, placed an order for the NexTStar automated optical inspection (AOI) system. This tool will be used to detect defects and anomalies in patterned areas of RPO's flexible polycarbonate. The NexTStar will also be used to take film thickness and surface roughness measurements on substrates produced in the company's manufacturing line.

RPO's polymer optical waveguide technology is the key component in its new touch screen products. The company's waveguides are being applied to consumer electronic devices as the optimal technology for touch screens in cell phones, PDAs, GPS systems and more. The order and installation of this NexTStar system further proves the company's technological edge and tool flexibility in this newly emerging flat panel manufacturing market.

Malcolm Thompson, chairman and CEO of RPO, stated, "RPO's breakthrough technology based on flexible plastic substrates presented some unique challenges in identifying defects. We were thrilled to see NexTechFAS' AOI solution meet these unconventional requirements. This system is a great complement to the NexTechFAS spinless coating solution we formerly acquired. Both solutions will play a significant role in our process and help us reach the required yields as we ramp up on production of our innovative touch-screen product."

"Together with our recent Plastic Logic Limited orders, this clearly positions NexTechFAS as the AOI and coating leader in flexible and plastic substrate manufacturing by demonstrating superior technological capability and the ability to adapt to various types of product applications," said president and CEO of NexTechFAS, Tony DiNapoli.


NFJV, LLC, doing business as "NexTechFAS," is the operating company of NexTech Solutions, Inc. and FAS Holdings Group, LLC. NexTechFAS is a Delaware limited liability company, headquartered in Austin, Texas, with facilities in Dallas and Tokyo. The company is widely recognized in the industry for the development of digital fluid dispensing and a patented extrusion coating (spinless coating) technology known as "FAS-Coat," which has become the de-facto standard in the coating processes used in the manufacture of flat panel displays (FPD). The company also delivers advanced metrology and automation solutions, and is the first to deliver a turn-key solution for manufacturing lines in both the semiconductor and FPD industries. NexTechFAS' stock is quoted on the Pink Sheets under the symbol NXSL. For more information, visit:

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