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News Release
October 26, 2009

ZYGO Receives Order for Advanced Helmet Mounted Displays
MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Oct 26, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments and high precision optical systems, today announced that its Optics business segment has been awarded a multi-million dollar manufacturing contract to produce Advanced Helmet Mounted Displays (AHMD) for the L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training division in support of the US Air Force F-16 aircrew training program.

The F-16 aircrew training program represents the first time ZYGO's AHMD will be deployed for jet fighter training programs, representing a new application for the product. Commented John Stack, President of ZYGO's Optics business segment, "ZYGO's AHMD provides industry leading performance and ergonomics for today's most demanding flight simulator applications. This was demonstrated by the Air Force requirements for a system that could deliver high visual acuity and field of view while providing a lightweight balance platform necessary to train pilots over an extended period of time." The AHMD is also currently being used by the US Army for advanced helicopter training.

The AHMD was developed by ZYGO's Electro-Optics Group, which provides state of the art optical systems to the defense, life sciences, and industrial markets.

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.

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For Further Information Call:
Walter A. Shephard
Vice President Finance, CFO, and Treasurer
Voice:  860-704-3955
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SOURCE: Zygo Corporation


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