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|Zygo Corporation Introduces Semiconductor Tool for Litho and Etch Metrology|
|MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Jun 14, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced its new in-fab
semiconductor metrology system, the UniFire-7900™, designed to
meet back end of the line litho and etch metrology challenges of
semiconductor manufacturing processes at the 32nm node and beyond.
The UniFire-7900™ optical metrology tool delivers high precision three-dimensional information that can be used for surface topography, critical dimension, overlay/registration, and film thickness metrology in one small footprint. This single, multi-functional tool will allow semiconductor manufacturers to consolidate their metrology tools in their litho and etch modules, saving valuable clean room real estate and reducing overall metrology costs.
Michael Darwin, ZYGO's Vice President, Semiconductor Solutions Business Unit, made the following comment, "The UniFire-7900™ builds on the success of our first two in-fab, fully automated metrology solutions, the Z3D-7000™ and Z3D-7200™. With the addition of the UniFire-7900™ to ZYGO's in-fab semiconductor product portfolio, ZYGO is now positioned to address customer metrology needs in the front end of line, back end of line, and wafer fabrication. Customers will use the UniFire-7900™ to reduce their capital investment in metrology while taking advantage of its leading edge technology. We will continue to work closely with our customers on developing world-class optical metrology systems that meet the current and future demands of the semiconductor industry."
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.
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For Further Information Call: Walter A. Shephard Vice President Finance, CFO, and Treasurer Voice: 860-704-3955 Email Contact
SOURCE: Zygo Corporation
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