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News Release
December 23, 2009

Zygo Corporation Elects Two New Technology Fellows
MIDDLEFIELD, CT, Dec 23, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced the promotion of two of its most highly-regarded scientists to the rank of ZYGO Technology Fellow. The Technology Fellowship recognizes top individual contributors with many years of innovative technical contributions to ZYGO.

Les Deck, a Physics PhD from Rutgers, came to ZYGO nineteen years ago as a founding member of the Corporate R&D Group and is currently Senior Physicist. His thirty-one patents and forty technical papers reflect significant contributions to every ZYGO metrology product line; including the NewView™ interference microscope, the ZMI™ 510 stage metrology system, the Verifire™ MST interferometer, and vibration compensation software.

Frank Demarest has thirty-one years of experience at ZYGO, including the interference microscopes and laser Fizeau optical testing systems. For the past two decades, Frank has been a central figure in advancements of lithographic stage metrology as principal designer for the ZMI™ measurement boards, implementing new technologies such as cyclic error compensation and FFT processing and the delay-line interpolator and data age compensation.

These two long-time ZYGO scientists exemplify the demanding selection criteria for ZYGO's Technology Fellowship program.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this news release regarding financial performance, condition and operations, and the business strategy, plans, anticipated sales, orders, market acceptance, growth rates, market opportunities, 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 of our customers; fluctuations in net sales to our major customer; manufacturing and supplier risks; risks of order cancellations, push-outs and de-bookings; dependence on timing and market acceptance of new product development; rapid technological and market change; risks in international operations; risks related to the reorganization of our business; dependence on proprietary technology and key personnel; length of the sales cycle; environmental regulations; investment portfolio returns; fluctuations in our stock price; the risk that anticipated growth opportunities may be smaller than anticipated or may not be realized; and the risk related to the Company's transition to new senior management. Zygo Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release. Further information on potential factors that could affect Zygo Corporation's business is described in our reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K, as amended by our Form 10-K/A, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 14, 2009 and October 26, 2009, respectively.

For Further Information Call:
Peter de Groot
Director of Technology
Voice:  860-347-8506
Email Contact

SOURCE: Zygo Corporation
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