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News Release
November 5, 2004

Zygo Corporation Announces Opening of China Regional Sales Office and Service Center

MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Nov. 05, 2004 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) announced today that it has opened a China Regional Sales Office and Customer Support Center in Shanghai, China, to better serve and expand its growing business opportunities in Asia, primarily in the optical manufacturing, flat panel display, and semiconductor industries. The ZYGO office in China will consist of a sales office and customer application support center dedicated to providing technical support to the market, as well as coordinating ZYGO's outsourcing activities with local suppliers.

Dr. Huizong Lu has been named the Managing Director of ZYGO China. Dr. Lu most recently held the position of Engineering Manager at ZYGO's Display Product Center in Delray Beach, Florida. Prior to joining ZYGO in June of 2002, Dr. Lu held various positions with IBM Corporation.

Zygo Corporation, headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, 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. See ZYGO's web site at www.zygo.com for additional information.

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this news release regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy, plans, anticipated growth rates, and objectives of management of the Company for future operations are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are intended to provide management's current expectations or plans for the future operating and financial performance of the Company based upon information currently available and assumptions currently believed to be valid. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plans," "strategy," "project," and other words of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors. Among the important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are fluctuations in capital spending in the semiconductor industry, fluctuations in net sales to our major customer, manufacturing and supplier risks, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, international operations, dependence on proprietary technology and key personnel, length of the sales cycle, environmental regulations, and changes in expected costs of discontinued operations. Further information on potential factors that could affect Zygo Corporation's business is described in the Company's reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003.

Brian J. Monti
Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing
860-704-5161

SOURCE: Zygo Corporation



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