SOURCE: Zygo Corporation

September 12, 2005 10:00 ET

ZYGO Appoints a New Member to Its Board of Directors

MIDDLEFIELD, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), a leading worldwide optical metrology supplier, today announced that Carol P. Wallace has been named to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Wallace is presently Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper-Atkins Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier and manufacturer of temperature, time, and humidity instruments for global foodservice, HVAC/R, industrial, and OEM markets. Prior to joining Cooper-Atkins Corporation in 1991 as Director of Planning, Ms. Wallace spent 12 years in the manufacturing field.

Ms. Wallace also serves on the board of directors of Connecticut Water Service, Inc., the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, and the North American Association of Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM). In addition, Carol is very active in the community and devotes portions of her time to various nonprofit organizations.

ZYGO's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Robinson, commented, "Carol's years of experience in manufacturing will be extremely valuable in supporting our lean manufacturing initiatives at ZYGO. These initiatives are key to sustained competitiveness in a global economy. Her numerous volunteer activities also bring us closer to the local community in which we work and live. Carol's management experience and strong willingness to serve will benefit ZYGO and its shareholders."

Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO), headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, 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. See ZYGO's Web site at www.zygo.com for additional information.

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this news release regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy, plans, anticipated growth rates, 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 in the semiconductor industry, fluctuations in net sales to our major customer, manufacturing and supplier risks, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, international operations, dependence on proprietary technology and key personnel, length of the sales cycle, and environmental regulations. Further information on potential factors that could affect Zygo Corporation's business is described in the Company's reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005.

Contact Information

  • For Further Information Call:
    J. Bruce Robinson
    Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
    Voice: 860 704-5109