Zygo Corporation Establishes Taiwan Subsidiary

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zygo Corporation (Nasdaq:ZIGO) today announced that it has increased its presence in Taiwan by forming a separate subsidiary to provide local sales and service support to its Asian customers. Zygo will make a significant investment in a facility and additional highly qualified resources to support its customers in the backend semiconductor 3D/2D inspection market for PC substrate and IC packages. The new Taiwan subsidiary will also play an important role in supporting sales and service for other Zygo products in Taiwan, China and throughout the Asia region.

Rognvald Garden, Director of Zygo Vision Systems, in commenting about the new subsidiary, said, "The formation of a manufacturing, sales and service center in Taiwan enables us to be closer to our customers for more rapid response with prompt and efficient local applications and service support. The ability to design, manufacture, integrate and assemble in Taiwan has been a strong catalyst for stimulating technology development partnerships with several of our key customers and will form the base for continued growth in those relationships and our entire Asia-based business."

Donald Battistoni, Executive Director of Global Sales and Marketing for Zygo, commented, "The Taiwan-based team welcomes the investment and the expansion of Zygo's footprint to continue developing and expanding our pan-Asia business. We look forward to the opportunities this commitment creates for Zygo and our customers."

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, bio-medical, scientific and industrial markets.

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