|ZYGO Acquires Assets of Solvision; Enters Semiconductor Back-End Inspection Market|
|MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Feb 28, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced that it has acquired
the assets of Solvision, Inc., a Canadian-based company, including
the shares of its Singapore subsidiary. With this acquisition, ZYGO
enters the market for in-line inspection of Flip Chip Substrates and
Packaged Integrated Circuits. Included in the acquisition is the
patented Fast Moire Interferometer ("FMI") technology for rapid 3D
inspection. Continued development of the FMI head and Flip Chip
Substrate equipment will occur in Montreal. The Integrated Circuits
Packaging inspection product line will continue to be developed and
manufactured in Singapore. The deal is expected to be accretive in
"ZYGO embarked on a strategy to continue its growth by moving to in-line process control applications. This is a continuation of that strategy which expands our semiconductor presence beyond the wafer," said Jim Northup, President of ZYGO's Metrology business segment. He added, "ZYGO's strength in high precision metrology, coupled with the high speed vision capabilities we have just acquired, positions us very well to serve the full semiconductor market. We are pleased to enter the packaging market with advanced patented technology and the key talent provided by this acquisition."
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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