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|ZYGO Announces New Production Interferometers for Consumer Electronics Market|
|New Systems Provide Production Optical Metrology for the Rapidly Growing Consumer Electronics Market|
MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Jun. 11, 2004 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) ZYGO announced the introduction of its new PTI 250 family of interferometers supporting the consumer electronics market. DVD and CD media players and data storage drives, cell phone cameras, video projectors, and digital cameras use high volume, high performance optics often requiring production testing as provided by this family of interferometers. The PTI 250 incorporates ZYGO's newly announced FlashPhase™, which provides extraordinary stability for use in production environments.
"Consumer electronics optics are surprisingly sophisticated," stated Robert Smythe, Corporate Vice President and Director of Interferometer Products. "For example, DVD media players and data storage drives contain multiple optical elements that often require 100% testing for rapid process control feedback, yield control, and reduction of manufacturing costs. The PTI 250 family is designed to address this rapidly growing market. This is an entirely new product line for ZYGO, and expands on our present interferometer products."
The PTI 250 line includes four new interferometer configurations from the simplest visual-only to a full R&D and QC system for lab applications. In support of worldwide production, the computer interface is offered in multiple languages, including Japanese and traditional and simplified Chinese.
Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, is a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, precision optics, and electro-optical design and manufacturing services, serving customers in the semiconductor capital equipment and industrial markets. See ZYGO's web site at www.zygo.com for additional information.
All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this news release regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy, plans, anticipated growth rates, and objectives of management of the Company for future operations are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are intended to provide management's current expectations or plans for the future operating and financial performance of the Company based upon information currently available and assumptions currently believed to be valid. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plans," "strategy," "project," and other words of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors. Among the important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are fluctuations in capital spending in the semiconductor industry, fluctuations in net sales to our major customer, manufacturing and supplier risks, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, international operations, dependence on proprietary technology and key personnel, length of the sales cycle, environmental regulations, and changes in expected costs of discontinued operations. Further information on potential factors that could affect Zygo Corporation's business is described in the Company's reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003.
For Further Information Call: Robert Smythe Corporate Vice President, Director of Interferometer Products Voice: 860-704-5101
SOURCE: Zygo Corporation