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News Release
July 30, 2002

Zygo Corporation's Simetra FTP Wins R&D 100 Award
MIDDLEFIELD, Conn., Jul 30, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), a world leader in interferometric measuring systems, today announced that its Simetra™ FTP has been granted an R&D 100 Award, recognizing it as one of the most technologically significant new products or processes of 2001. ZYGO has now won 10 R&D 100 Awards, for products including the NewView in 1994, ZMI in 1997, and MESA in 1998.

The Simetra FTP is Zygo Corporation's latest offering in a series of products specifically designed for the industrial production floor, including the NewView Delta™, the GPI™-MPT, and the MESA™. ZYGO will showcase its automotive gaging line at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Chicago's McCormick Place, September 4-11. ZYGO's booth is located in the Quality Assurance Pavilion, #4426.

The system's patented design employs a unique combination of 3D scanning and displacement interferometry to concurrently measure flatness, thickness, and parallelism. It provides "relational visualization" by displaying tens of thousands of data points on critical-tolerance automotive parts and assemblies, such as fuel injectors, in less than 10 seconds.

"We're all pleased that R&D Magazine has noted the significance of the Simetra FTP technology," commented Randy Young, Product Marketing Manager. "The installed base of Simetra FTP systems has demonstrated the ability to reduce production costs by decreasing rework and scrap levels. This is the result of the manufacturers' ability to see process problems that were previously undetected, to more accurately set up machining processes and to sort the parts more precisely," he added.

Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, is a worldwide developer and supplier of high precision optics, optical assemblies, high performance metrology instruments, and automation for the semiconductor, industrial, and telecommunications markets. See ZYGO's web site at for additional information.

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.

CONTACT:          Zygo Corporation
                  Randy Young, 860/347-8506
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