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News Release
September 22, 2010

ZYGO Receives Orders for Large Optics Test Systems

MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Sep 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments and high precision optical systems, today announced that its Metrology business segment has received orders for $3.5 million for large aperture laser interferometer systems from leading Chinese optical research and manufacturing organizations. The large aperture interferometers include systems capable of measuring up to 32 inch (800 millimeter) diameter parts and another capable of 18 inch (450 millimeter) diameter components, along with an upgrade of an existing ZYGO 24 inch (600 millimeter) interferometer system. These instruments will be used for the development and manufacture of very large dimensioned optical components and systems, enabling precision surface shape and glass homogeneity measurements.

"These orders are especially gratifying because selection was based on exhaustive technical evaluations focused on achieving the highest level of performance possible. As a world leader of large aperture laser interferometer systems, ZYGO's decades of expertise combined with its unique in-house optical fabrication and metrology portfolio enabled us to package specific solutions required by our customers to help advance their research and manufacturing capabilities," commented Dan Musinski, Senior Product Manager.

"In association with ZYGO's joint venture in Shanghai, China, the ZYGO team, led by Dr. Lifeng Yin, General Manager of ZygoLamda Metrology Instrument Company Limited, was able to demonstrate ZYGO's commitment to the customers' needs by offering advanced technology, as well as local service and support," noted Donald Battistoni, Executive Director of Worldwide Sales. "This order reflects the value of our local presence and validates our strategic plan to grow our business in China as local quality requirements improve."

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:
Donald Battistoni
Executive Director, Worldwide Sales
Voice: 860-704-5177
Email Contact

SOURCE: Zygo Corporation

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