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News Release
April 1, 2003

ZYGO Announces New Business Operation to Focus on Defense and Aerospace Industries

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 1, 2003--ZYGO Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), announced today that it has created a new business development group to enhance the Company's presence in the growing defense and aerospace electro-optic (E-O) systems industries.

The new organization, named ZYGO Applied Optics (ZAO), will further strengthen ZYGO's precision optical instrumentation businesses by adding significant electro-optical design and development capabilities. The ZAO group is comprised of selected individuals and leaders from the optical design community in Southern California. Collectively, the ZAO group possesses decades of experience in delivering complex E-O systems to the defense, aerospace, and scientific communities.

ZAO will also augment ZYGO's expanding high-precision optical assembly business located in Tucson, Arizona. "Integrating a strong, independent core of precision E-O system specialists with our established precision optics teams in Middlefield and Tucson is a winning combination for our customers," said Robert Stoner, Vice President of Business Development at ZYGO. "We are thrilled to have such a unique and talented group within ZYGO. Their world-class skills in free space and fiber-based optical design uniquely position ZYGO to offer design, prototyping, and manufacturing solutions." ZAO will also be applying advanced fiber optic technologies to the next generation of motion measurement and interferometric products presently offered by ZYGO.

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 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.

    CONTACT: Zygo Corporation
             Robert Stoner, Ph.D.
             Voice: 860-704-3934
             rstoner@zygo.com
    SOURCE: Zygo Corporation
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