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News Release
March 10, 2014

ZYGO Receives Support Order for Laser Fusion Amplifiers

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn., March 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 $1.4 million contract for meter class Laser Fusion Amplifiers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The order is part of an operational spares program for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) located in Livermore California.

"ZYGO is the largest manufacturer of meter class laser fusion optics in the world; and we are proud to provide continued support to the NIF laser fusion program," stated John Stack, President of ZYGO's Optics business segment. "Our ability to manufacture high precision optics and assemblies in volume continues to be one of the Company's core strengths in the defense, semiconductor and medical market place."

ZYGO has been a major supplier of optics to the Lawrence Livermore NIF facility since 1997. NIF is one of several laser fusion programs around the world for which ZYGO continues to provide 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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         John P. Jordan
         Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
         Voice: 860-347-8506

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