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Posted: April 22, 2008
ZYGO Receives LCD Display Equipment Orders of $6.6 Million
(Nanowerk News) Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced that it received display orders totaling $6.6 million in its third quarter, bringing the yearly total to $15.0 million. Third quarter orders included a $4.0 million multiple system order for the Company's new SureShot™ TFT Metrology tools. The systems are to be installed in multiple flat panel fabs producing G7.5 and G8 product during the first half of fiscal 2009.
The SureShot™ tools will be used to improve yield and reduce manufacturing costs associated with the lithography process by providing panel producers with high speed inspection and metrology equipment that measures critical product dimensions, mask overlay errors, 3D surface topography, and film thickness. The technology employed will enable the adoption of the cost saving half-tone mask process, as well as the use of enhanced product features, such as patterned ITO (Indium Tin Oxide), which was previously difficult to resolve and measure with conventional 2D tools.
"ZYGO is very pleased with our SureShot™ product," said Brian Monti, Vice President and General Manager of ZYGO's Display Solutions. "In addition to providing our customers with needed inspection and metrology tools that permit them to adopt cost savings processes, SureShot™ expands ZYGO's product portfolio from the color filter fab into the TFT manufacturing process."
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.