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Posted: October 5, 2009
ZYGO and Toho Announce Strategic Business Partnership
(Nanowerk News) Zygo Corporation and Toho Technology Corporation of Nagoya, Japan today announced a strategic business partnership, pursuant to which Toho will have the exclusive right to ZYGO's technology in the manufacturing and distribution of products to the large substrate Flat Panel Display (FPD) market.
"We are very excited about our new business partnership with ZYGO," commented Hideyuki Tomita, President of Toho. "As the FPD market matures, the demand for nanometer level precision intensifies. We are proud to meet these needs by adding the world-class ZYGO metrology solutions to our commitment to our customers. As a lead supplier of FPD process solutions throughout Asia, this new partnership greatly enhances our ability to expand our presence in Flat Panel Display."
Commented Bruce Robinson, CEO of Zygo Corporation, "By leveraging Toho's strength in manufacturing and design, their proximity to the Asian market, and Toho's significant presence in the FPD market we will accelerate the deployment of ZYGO's technology and sale of sensor heads while enhancing customer application and service support. Working together with our Japanese partner, we combine ZYGO's unique optical metrology capabilities with Toho's strong system integration and service organization."
Zygo Corporation is a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, precision optics, and electro-optical design and manufacturing services, serving customers in the semiconductor capital equipment and industrial markets.