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News Release
December 8, 1997

ZYGO’S SIGHT SYSTEMS BUSINESS UNIT CAPTURES NEW CUSTOMERS

MIDDLEFIELD, CONNECTICUT (December 8, 1997)......Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIGO) announced today that its Sight Systems unit, acquired in August 1997, has already begun to win substantial business from new customers in the data storage industry. Commenting on the integration of Sight Systems, David Grant, president of the Newbury Park, California, business unit, said, "The acquisition by ZYGO has allowed us to deepen our penetration in the data storage industry with existing technology for both existing and new applications. We have added three major new accounts to our customer base since September 1, receiving orders for application-specific vision metrology systems solving yield management problems in production."

Zygo Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high performance measurement and yield improvement instruments, systems, and accessories used in high technology industries. The Company is headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, and also has operations in Asslar, Germany; Longmont, Colorado; and in Newbury Park, Sunnyvale, and Simi Valley, California.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current judgment on certain issues. Because such statements apply to future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are described in the Company's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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