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News Release
March 19, 1998


MIDDLEFIELD, CONNECTICUT (March 19, 1998)........Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIGO) announced today that it has formed the ZYGO Machine Vision Group. Headquartered in a new facility in Newbury Park, California, this group is focused on providing applications-specific machine vision solutions for customers in the data storage, semiconductor, and other high technology industries. The Machine Vision Group, formerly Sight Systems, Inc., which ZYGO acquired in August 1997, has tripled its space and added significant infrastructure as ZYGO focuses on these important on-the-production-line yield improvement systems. David Grant, who heads up the Machine Vision Group for ZYGO, commented, "Since joining ZYGO we have added significantly to our customer base. The move to new facilities and the other infrastructure changes allows us to provide excellent customer service as we continue our growth." He added, "The creation of the ZYGO Machine Vision Group allows us to capitalize on the excellent reputation ZYGO has in the market for yield improvement metrology systems."

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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