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|ZYGO Receives Flat Panel Display Orders Exceeding $7 Million|
|MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Dec 19, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Zygo Corporation's (NASDAQ: ZIGO) Metrology Division announced
orders exceeding $7 million today for their OneShot™ and
ClearShot™ process control products. The orders were from
multiple fabs and spread equally between the two products.
"We are pleased with the positive response our new ClearShot™ product has received from our display customers," said Brian Monti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ZYGO's Display Solutions Business Unit. "Combined with our established OneShot™ tool, we are enthusiastic about the ability of both products to deliver yield-enhancing solutions to our customers."
ZYGO's OneShot™ product is a color filter metrology tool used for process analysis and in-line control of critical manufacturing processes like one-drop fill. Since introduction, ZYGO has installed over 60 OneShot™ tools in LCD fab applications, ranging in size from G3 - G8. Initially used for Photo Spacer height measurement and feed-forward control of the ODF (One Drop Fill) process, the product use has expanded to include the simultaneous measurement of other key parameters such as film thickness, critical 2D dimensions, and vertical alignment features.
The ClearShot™ tool represents ZYGO's newest product offering, and performs 2D and 3D review of yield robbing particles in the cell process, improving the efficiency of repair equipment that eliminates these particles from the process. The tool operates as an in-line review tool, accepting and acting upon automated optical inspection information to review and sort out particles that will damage the panel (killer defects) from those that will have no quality impact. These "judgment rules" allow panel makers to enhance the throughput of their production lines, and enable the use of fewer repair tools.
Zygo Corporation 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.
All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this news release regarding our financial position, business strategy, plans, anticipated sales, orders, and growth rates, market opportunities, 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 of our customers, fluctuations in net sales to our major customer, manufacturing and supplier risks, dependence on timing and market acceptance of new product development, rapid technological and market change, risks in international operations, dependence on proprietary technology and key personnel, length of the sales cycle, environmental regulations, and fluctuations in our stock price. ZYGO Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release. Further information on potential factors that could affect Zygo Corporation's business is described in our reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.
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SOURCE: Zygo Corporation