SOURCE: Zygo Corporation

April 25, 2008 11:31 ET

ZYGO Scientist Elected SPIE Fellow

MIDDLEFIELD, CT--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced that Dr. Peter de Groot, ZYGO's Director of Research and Development, has been elected a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for the science & application of light. Dr. de Groot received this honor in recognition of his many contributions in high-precision interferometry, a core technology of ZYGO's products.

Bruce Robinson, ZYGO's Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are proud to have an individual of Dr. de Groot's technical stature on our R&D team. Peter is a driving force behind our semiconductor initiative, and provides ZYGO with strong technical leadership in this fast-paced market."

SPIE noted that, "Dr. de Groot is the inventor and developer of optical metrology tools for inspecting a range of optical and engineering surfaces from MEMS devices to airplane wings -- with more than 75 patents issued and pending and four R&D 100 Awards to his name, he is truly a prolific and leading inventor in the optical metrology arena."

SPIE serves the interests of its more than 188,000 active constituents representing more than 138 different countries.

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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