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Posted: February 13, 2008

ZYGO Introduces Next Generation 3D Optical Profiler

(Nanowerk News) Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced its next-generation of leading 3D Optical Profilers, the NewView™7000-series. These products are designed for rapid, precise, and quantitative surface metrology for the production and scientific research markets.
Available in two platforms -- the 7300 and 7200 -- the NewView™7000-series sets a new industry benchmark with significant gains in performance. Based on proprietary scanning technology, the NewView™7000 delivers leading precision sub-nanometer z-resolution with the highest speed in its class. New enhancements include an ultra high-speed scanner with improved linearity, improved signal to noise ratio, increased illumination output, next-generation electronics with encoded stages, and a new suite of machine vision tools. With its unique combination of advanced performance features, precision and flexibility, the NewView™7000-series delivers optimal value making it one of the most advanced 3D optical metrology instrument available today for production and research.
"Our NewView™7000 line with industry-leading speed and precision provides significant advantages for applications requiring production-level 3D metrology and process control. We believe that this level of performance and value will be well received by the industry, while meeting the needs of our most demanding customers," commented Jim Northup, President of ZYGO's Metrology Solutions Division.
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.
All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this news release regarding our financial position, business strategy, plans, anticipated sales, orders, market acceptance, and growth rates, market opportunities, and objectives of management of the Company for future operations are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are intended to provide management's current expectations or plans for the future operating and financial performance of the Company based upon information currently available and assumptions currently believed to be valid. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plans," "strategy," "project," and other words of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors. Among the important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are fluctuations in capital spending of our customers, fluctuations in net sales to our major customer, manufacturing and supplier risks, dependence on timing and market acceptance of new product development, rapid technological and market change, risks in international operations, dependence on proprietary technology and key personnel, length of the sales cycle, environmental regulations, investment portfolio returns, and fluctuations in our stock price. Zygo Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release. Further information on potential factors that could affect Zygo Corporation's business is described in our reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.
Source: Zygo
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