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News Release
August 27, 2003

Northrop Grumman Selects ZYGO to Supply Sapphire Windows

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2003--ZYGO Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) announced today that they have received an order from Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to supply custom sapphire windows for advanced infrared target acquisition systems.

Under this agreement, ZYGO will soon commence delivery of the critical sapphire windows which will be used in the F-16 Block 60's Integrated Forward-Looking Infrared and Targeting System (IFTS).

Independent tests carried out under the sponsorship of the U.S. Air Force Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (now known as the Missile Defense Agency) have shown ZYGO's sapphire finishing process to yield exceptionally high flexural strength. This results in superior window durability.

"ZYGO is proud to be a key supplier for Northrop Grumman Corporation," said Bruce Robinson, Zygo Corporation's president and CEO. "Northrop Grumman's selection of ZYGO is a major step toward our goal of growing the defense and aerospace segment of our business."

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 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
             J. Bruce Robinson, 860-704-5109
    SOURCE: Zygo Corporation
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