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News Release
October 5, 1998


MIDDLEFIELD, CONNECTICUT (October 5, 1998)......Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIGO) today announced a major step forward in the implementation of its strategy to take its precision measurement capability to the production lines of its customers. Ahmad Akrami, vice president marketing, sales and customer services, announced that ZYGO had received the second of two fully integrated automated lines from Kobe Precision, Incorporated. The orders from Kobe amount to in excess of $3.0 million in automated metrology equipment. Akrami commented, "this is what our strategy is all about. We have successfully combined metrology and automation to provide the customer with the ability to measure and sort 100 percent of their product giving KPI a big advantage over their competitors." The equipment to be provided under the two orders consists of automation equipment for handling cassettes of substrates for the hard disk industry, ZYGO's AutoMESA Flatness Measuring System, ZYGO's Automated Thickness/Sorting System, cassette lidders, and cassette stockers. Bobby Gulati, director of program management at ZYGO Automation Systems, added, "this order clearly demonstrates the reason for adding automation capability to our product offering. The combination of automation and metrology gives the customer cost savings and yield enhancement in his production environment."

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 and Sunnyvale, California. ZYGO is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ZIGO. Additional information on the Company is available on the Internet at www.zygo.com.

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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