4Wave Inc. Receives ITAR Registration

Feb. 11, 2009

STERLING, Va. , Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 4Wave Inc., a leading ion beam equipment manufacturer and thin film coating house, announced today that it has received its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. ITAR Compliance is a key 4Wave strategic program to support its military and homeland security customers. The program enhances 4Wave's existing Intellectual Property and Document control policy and helps to protect the sensitive products and data of its customers.

The ITAR Registration means that 4Wave is uniquely positioned to fully support defense-related projects in the United States . Companies that are based in the United States but owned by foreign companies or non-Americans, make them ineligible for ITAR compliance.

ITAR is a set of United States government regulations designed to control the information and materials of military-related technologies. ITAR ensures that military technologies are only shared with United States nationals and persons with special exemption from the Department of State. Upon verification of a company's ITAR compliance, an ITAR Registration Code is assigned and certifies the company's clearance to work in conjunction with the U.S. military and its counterparts. Additionally, ITAR certification expresses the company's obligation to handle ITAR protected products while abiding by all ITAR regulations.

"Receiving ITAR registration is a significant milestone for 4Wave which demonstrates our commitment to our defense related customers," said Sami Antrazi, President of 4Wave. "As customer requirements increase for higher quality and more exotic alloy thin film materials, 4Wave has experienced an increase in our coating services. Several of these new clients are defense-related and our ITAR registration and compliance is a critical requirement to winning the business," says Trey Middleton , VP of business development.

About 4Wave Inc.

4Wave provides ion beam thin film processing equipment and coatings services to meet challenging thin film processing requirements. Using its atomic layer processing capabilities, 4Wave also offers multilayer device fabrication and miniature optical components. Housed in a 21,000 sq-ft facility in Sterling, Virginia , just minutes from Washington Dulles Airport, 4Wave serves clients worldwide. www.4waveinc.com.

SOURCE 4Wave, Inc.

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