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News Release
March 14, 2000

ZYGO CORPORATION APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENT, AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

MIDDLEFIELD, CONNECTICUT March 14, 2000…..Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIGO), today announced the appointment of D. E. (Mike) Davis to the position of vice president, Automation Systems. Mr. Davis will report to J. Bruce Robinson, president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Davis joins ZYGO as a seasoned executive with broad experience in technology delivery. He has held senior level positions with IBM for over 20 years, including the past eight years as general manager, Manufacturing Technology Center, in Boca Raton, Florida. He achieved growth of over 20 percent per year for seven years, and executed OEM partnerships, joint ventures, and other domestic and international business relationships.

Early in his career with IBM, Mr. Davis held management positions in advanced semiconductor engineering and advanced packaging engineering. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S./M.S. physics and a B.A. philosophy.

Mr. Davis's primary role, in addition to the operation's responsibility for ZYGO's Colorado automation division, will be to work with the recent acquisition, Firefly Technologies, to develop automation for the telecommunications industry.

Zygo Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high performance measurement and yield improvement instruments, custom automation 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 sales offices throughout the world. 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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