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|Zygo Corporation Receives First Order for Z3D-7200™ Multifunctional Wafer Metrology and Inspection Tool|
MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Oct 16, 2006 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced that it has received its first order from a leading silicon wafer supplier for the new Z3D-7200™ multifunctional wafer metrology and inspection tool. This system will be deployed to support the customers' 300mm wafer capacity expansion.
The recently announced Z3D-7200™ is the newest addition to ZYGO's line of production-ready optical metrology tools. It employs a compact, multifunctional measurement head providing high-resolution surface topography, film thickness, and bow/warp measurements in addition to edge bevel inspection. The system design accommodates 200 and 300mm wafers, and emphasizes compact form factor, high throughput, low cost of ownership, and high reliability. It is equipped with SEMI(R) compliant automation, ISO Class 2 certified clean hardware, and meets all ergonomic and safety certifications needed for high volume manufacturing.
Robert Stoner, ZYGO's Vice President, Metrology, stated, "Industry experts predict a 10% CAGR in silicon wafer demand through 2009, with the greatest growth coming from the 300mm segment, which is expected to grow to more than 30% of total silicon shipments in 2007. ZYGO's Z3D family of tools is designed to help facilitate this growth by enabling wafer makers, and their customers, to cost effectively characterize silicon substrates with state-of-the-art precision and range. This first order demonstrates our versatile measurement technology and our value proposition appeal to customers in multiple segments of the semiconductor market."
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.
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SOURCE: Zygo Corporation