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Intermolecular Announces New Developments in its Relationship With Micron

November 23, 2015
By Business Wire News

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Intermolecular, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMI) – a leader in engineered materials solutions – today announced that its Collaborative Development Program (“CDP”) agreement with Micron Technology, Inc. (“Micron”) will conclude on April 1, 2016. “Micron is a valued customer that Intermolecular hopes to serve well into the future, but the CDP model has proven too restrictive for both companies,” stated Bruce McWilliams, President and CEO of Intermolecular. “Under the terms of the agreement, next April is the first opportunity for the companies to end the CDP, and last week we received Micron’s notice of termination effective April 1, 2016. Until then, the companies will continue to work together under the terms of the CDP agreement, and we will seek to transition Micron’s DRAM work to our new business model.”

The CDP agreement, which currently relates solely to DRAM technology, is one of the company’s last remaining agreements under its legacy CDP business model and will account for roughly one-third of the revenue Intermolecular receives from Micron in 2015. Micron’s notice of termination does not affect Intermolecular’s revenue guidance for the fourth quarter of 2015.

About Intermolecular, Inc.

Intermolecular® is the world’s leading pure play supplier of products and services for the evaluation of high technology engineered thin-film materials. Intermolecular provides solutions to advanced technical problems in thin-film materials development for next generation technology products. Intermolecular utilizes proprietary methods to accelerate deep and rapid understanding of the characteristics of thin-film engineered materials. The company’s products and services consist of information products, tools, and materials formulations that enable its customers’ R&D departments to efficiently evaluate, select and integrate materials that are critical to their next generation products. Intermolecular’s product solutions create significant economic value for its customers by enabling them to rapidly discover and create new options for mission-critical materials decisions. Founded in 2004, Intermolecular is based in San Jose, California. “Intermolecular” and the Intermolecular logo are registered trademarks; and “HPC” is a trademark of Intermolecular, Inc.; all rights reserved. Learn more at

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Intermolecular, Inc.
Rick Neely, +1 408-582-5430
Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer