Vancouver, BC, July 30, 2018 – Photon Control Inc. (“Photon Control” or the “Company”) (TSX: PHO), a leading developer and supplier of optical measurement technologies to the global semiconductor industry, is pleased to announce they have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Crowntech Photonics, a leading manufacturer and distributor of integrated fiber optic modules for the datacom and telecom industries in China.

Crowntech Photonics, based in Shanghai, is now the exclusive distributor in China for Photon Control’s fiber optic based temperature and position sensors, used for advanced process monitoring by the world’s largest semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment manufacturers. The Company’s fiber optic sensors are used primarily in plasma etch and deposition tools, where their superb accuracy and stability in harsh environments improves yield by enhancing process uniformity and equipment uptime in advanced semiconductor device manufacturing.

“Working with a world class company like Crowntech Photonics provides us with access to the high-growth Chinese domestic semiconductor equipment market, and allows us to be closer to our existing Chinese customers,” said Scott Edmonds, Photon Control CEO, continuing. “Making our fiber optic sensor solutions more widely available in China is an important element of our growth strategy. We look forward to working with Crowntech to expand our global footprint and build strong long-term customer relationships in China.”

“Expanding from our core businesses of telecom and datacom into the semiconductor space is a natural evolution for Crowntech Photonics,” explains Jane Gong, CEO of Crowntech. “We are very pleased to be working with Photon Control, a leading provider of fiber optic solutions to this industry. Based on Photon Control’s impressive track record and early indications from potential customers, we are confident that we can build a very successful business together in China.”

About Photon Control Inc.

Photon Control Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of optical sensors and systems to measure temperature and position. These products are used by the world’s largest wafer fabrication equipment manufacturers and end users in the semiconductor and solid-state industries. Photon Control Inc.’s high quality products provide industry leading accuracy, speed and quality in the most extreme conditions and are backed by a team of experts providing a variety of on-site and remote services including custom design, installation, training and support. Headquartered in an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing facility in Vancouver, Canada, Photon Control Inc. is listed on TSX, trading under the symbol ‘’PHO.” Additional information about the company can be found at

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About Crowntech Photonics

Crowntech Photonics is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of fiber optics components and integrated modules deployed in the telecom and datacom industries. Its corporate headquarters is located in Shanghai, and its operations center is located in Yingko City, China. Additional information about the company can be found at

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