Cradle Technologies Inc., creator of the universal microsystem, has completed a first close of $10 million toward its Series D round of financing. This brings the total invested in Cradle to more than $40 million to date. . . . Electro Scientific Industries Inc. has ordered a Model 5385 CO2 laser drill from Samsung Electro-Mechanics. The order is a follow-on to systems shipped in August to Samsung's Kiheung facility in Korea, where they will be used in the production of printed circuit boards for the cell phone and IC packaging market. . . . FlashPoint Technology Inc. has announced an aggressive program to secure license agreements with the industry's leading digital imaging providers. The program is designed to protect FlashPoint's substantial investment in intellectual property and to help market its patented digital photography.
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