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News Release
June 30, 2011

ZYGO Receives Over $3M Continuation Order for Laser Fusion Amplifiers

MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Jun 30, 2011 (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 was recently awarded a continuation order valued at more than $3 million for meter class Laser Fusion Amplifiers from Commissariat a l'energie atomique (CEA). The order is part of an ongoing contract in support of the Laser Megajoule (LMJ) Program for the French Government.

"ZYGO has delivered to multiple laser fusion programs more than 7,000 optical components comprising 4,200 square meters of polished material manufactured to a fraction of a micron in precision," stated John Stack, President of ZYGO's Optics business segment. "ZYGO's preeminent ability to control such tight manufacturing tolerances on a scale this large is unique within the precision optics community. The CEA order is part of an ongoing contract started in 2007 that is anticipated to run through 2014. LMJ is one of several laser fusion programs around the world that ZYGO continues to supply both product and development of new manufacturing technologies."

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 P. Jordan
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Voice: 860-347-8506
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SOURCE: Zygo Corporation

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