|Zygo Corporation Announces ClearShot™ In-Line Defect Review Tool|
|MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Dec 12, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced it has launched an
in-line defect review tool for the flat panel display industry.
Named ClearShot™, this new tool will permit LCD panel makers to
characterize their displays for both 2D and 3D defects, which
contribute to reduced product quality and fab yield. The
ClearShot™ product is being introduced by ZYGO's Display Solutions
business unit, and is expected to be ready for shipment starting in
the second quarter of calendar 2008.
ClearShot™ works with the panel maker's existing Automatic Optical Inspection tools to judge the effect 2D and 3D particles will have on display quality. By using judgment rules based upon precise 2D and 3D metrology, panel makers can optimize the use of repair equipment, resulting in a reduction in capital costs while avoiding unnecessary repairs that risk downgrading panel quality.
"As an in-line tool, ClearShot™ can be conveyor or robot loaded, and run at speeds complementary to the in-line inspection process," said Brian Monti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ZYGO Display Solutions. "The return on investment to our customers is substantial, and increases with each fab generation, given the high capital cost of the equipment it replaces."
Zygo Corporation 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.
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SOURCE: Zygo Corporation