SOURCE: Zygo Corporation

January 17, 2007 15:10 ET

Zygo Corporation Announces the NewView™600 Series of High Performance, Production Floor 3D Optical Profilers

MIDDLEFIELD, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2007 -- Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced the latest addition to its NewView™ line of high performance 3D surface metrology systems. With a focus on affordability and simplified operation, the NewView™600 Series offers the same patented technology contained in ZYGO's NewView™6000 line in a compact package designed for the production floor. ZYGO will demonstrate the NewView™600 at the Photonics West exhibition in San Jose, California, from January 23-25, 2007.

The highly affordable NewView™600 is ideally suited for fast, noncontact, three-dimensional surface topography measurement, satisfying the needs of research and production. The system offers high-precision, simplified operation, configuration flexibility, and advanced data analysis all in a compact footprint that conserves valuable floor space. The NewView™600 is available either as a complete stand-alone system, or as an integrated metrology module for OEM applications.

Commenting on the new product, James Northup, President, Zygo Metrology Division, stated, "The NewView™600 supports the global transition from 2D contact measurement, to fast, non-contact, 3D surface metrology. With key attributes of precision, reliability, and value, the NewView™600 family provides our customers with the advanced measurement capabilities required for mainstream production floor applications at a price point offering an accelerated return on investment. In addition, the NewView™600 enables us to maintain our leading position for high-precision metrology solutions that meet the research and process metrology requirements of today and the future."

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 for additional information.

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this news release regarding our 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 of our customers, fluctuations in net sales to our major customer, manufacturing and supplier risks, dependence on and timing of new product development, rapid technological and market change, risks in international operations, dependence on proprietary technology and key personnel, length of the sales cycle, environmental regulations, and fluctuations in our stock price. 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, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006.

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