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News Release
April 7, 1998


MIDDLEFIELD, CONNECTICUT (April 7, 1998)......Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIGO) announced today that it has taken a significant step forward with a key OEM and received a $3 million order for beta system development, design, and manufacture. Commenting on the order, Mr. Ahmad Akrami, a ZYGO corporate vice president and ZYGO's general manager, automation systems, stated, "We have taken a major step forward with an OEM relationship which could be a multi-million-dollar annual opportunity for many years to come." ZYGO began work on Alpha system development approximately a year ago and has now received an order for two beta systems to be delivered late in this calendar year.

Gary K. Willis, ZYGO's president and CEO, commented, "We are very pleased that the combination of our technologies resulting from the various acquisitions we have made over the past two years has allowed us to significantly broaden our relationship with a key customer. This customer had been a long-term customer of our Optical Components Division and is now a major OEM opportunity for us on a significantly greater scale by combining our precision motion and positioning systems, automation systems, and optical components into a complete system solution."

Zygo Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high performance measurement and yield improvement instruments, systems, and accessories used in high technology industries. The Company is headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, and also has operations in Asslar, Germany; Longmont, Colorado; and in Newbury Park, Sunnyvale, and Simi Valley, California.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current judgment on certain issues. Because such statements apply to future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are described in the Company's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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