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News Release
September 14, 2010

ZYGO Receives Order for Advanced Helmet Mount Displays


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 $4.7 million continuation contract for Advanced Helmet Mount Displays (AHMD) from L-3 Communications, Link Simulation and Training Division in support of two new programs from the United States and Australian Air Forces.

"ZYGO's AHMD continues to provide industry leading performance and ergonomics for today's most demanding flight simulator applications," stated John Stack, President of ZYGO's Optics business segment. "AHMD is uniquely suited for fixed wing applications that require high visual acuity and field of view, so it is not surprising that the demand for this product continues to grow."

This continues production of AHMD's from an earlier contract, when ZYGO was awarded a multi-million dollar contract to produce AHMD's for the United States Air Force F-16 air crew training program in late 2009.

President and CEO, Dr. Chris L. Koliopoulos, commented, "This complex and challenging electro-optics system leverages ZYGO's expertise in optical fabrication and assembly methodologies to deliver consistent performance for this demanding application from our electro-optics assembly and manufacturing group."

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, bio-medical, scientific and industrial markets.

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For Further Information Call:
John M. Stack
President, Optics business segment
Voice: 860-704-5180
Email Contact

SOURCE: Zygo Corporation


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