SOURCE: Photon Dynamics, Inc.

January 26, 2006 16:01 ET

Leading Manufacturers Continue to Turn to Photon Dynamics' Inspection Technology for Use in World's Most Advanced LCD TV Fabs

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 26, 2006 --Photon Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHTN), a leading global supplier of integrated yield-management solutions for the flat panel display (FPD) market, today announced that another of the world's leading liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturers has placed a multiple-system order for its PanelMaster™ yield management tool. Slated for shipment during the first and second quarter of this year, the PanelMaster will be used for automated, high-volume cell inspection LCD TV panels ranging from 20-to 57-inches. This most recent PanelMaster order further signals the growing confidence among today's most advanced LCD fabs in Photon Dynamics' yield management solutions.

As the LCD industry migrates to larger-sized glass substrates, yield management is becoming increasingly paramount. With larger-area LCDs, defects are a costly setback that can severely impact a manufacturer's profitability and margins, while driving up end-product costs. As such, the need for exacting, reliable and repeatable automated inspection capabilities increases considerably. Enter Photon Dynamics' leading-edge PanelMaster system, which delivers the high-quality, accurate inspection necessary to increase overall Yield -- allowing today's LCD manufacturers to maximize their bottom line and consumers to benefit from lower overall price points.

The PanelMaster is part of Photon Dynamics' family of yield-management tools, which also include test and repair offerings, dubbed ArrayChecker™ and ArraySaver™, respectively. The ArrayChecker and ArraySaver are used to identify and characterize defects at the early stages of LCD manufacturing -- eliminating the loss of time, materials and money.

About Photon Dynamics

Photon Dynamics, Inc. is a leading global supplier of integrated yield management solutions for the flat panel display market. Photon Dynamics develops systems that enable manufacturers to collect and analyze data from the production line, and quickly diagnose and repair process-related defects, thereby allowing manufacturers to decrease material costs and improve throughput. Founded in 1986, Photon Dynamics is headquartered in San Jose, California with sales and customer support offices in Beijing, China; Seoul, Daejeon, Gumi, and Cheonan, Korea; Hsinchu, Tainan, and Taichung, Taiwan; and Tokyo and Tsu, Japan. For more information about Photon Dynamics, visit its website at

The PanelMaster, ArrayChecker and ArraySaver are trademarks of Photon Dynamics.

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