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News Release
January 3, 2003

Zygo Corporation Receives Four Million Dollar Contract Extension from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory For Laser Optics

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2003--ZYGO Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), has received a contract extension for laser amplifier slabs, mirrors, and polarizers from the University of California managed, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

These high quality, meter-sized optics are to be installed in the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's largest laser system, being constructed at LLNL for the study of nuclear weapons physics and energy production by controlled thermonuclear fusion. The contract extension, valued at $4 million, runs through February 2004. The work will be performed at ZYGO's Optical Manufacturing Center, located in Middlefield, Conn.

"ZYGO is proud to continue to be a part of this unique technological and scientific endeavor," said Peter Mumola, Vice President, Optics at ZYGO. "Over 1500 of these optics have already been delivered to LLNL for the NIF Program against earlier contracts. Early test results have shown that our optics are performing at a level significantly better than the required specifications."

Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, is a worldwide developer and supplier of high-performance metrology instruments, high-precision optics, optical assemblies, and automation for the semiconductor and industrial markets. See ZYGO's web site at www.zygo.com 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 21 E of the Securities and 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 risk 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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CONTACT: Zygo Corporation, Middlefield
Peter B. Mumola, 860/347-8506
inquire@zygo.com




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