Leading Foundry Places $10 M Order for Nova’s Integrated and Stand-Alone Metrology Products

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd., provider of leading edge stand-alone metrology and the market leader of integrated metrology solutions to the semiconductor process control market, announced today that a leading pure play foundry recently placed over 10 million dollars in orders in the aggregate, for one of its global FABs.

The orders received were for integrated and stand-alone metrology products, combined with NovaMARS® advanced modeling software, as part of its 2Xnm manufacturing ramp up.

The orders include a portfolio of Nova's most advanced i500 Integrated and T600 stand-alone metrology products, the latest generation of NovaMARS® modeling software and Nova's latest Fleet Management software solution that provides an enhanced level of FAB-wide process control management functions across a large fleet of metrology tools. The tools will support the manufacturing ramp up in several process steps including CMP and Etch. The company expects to deliver the tools during the second half of the year.

"We are delighted with this stream of large orders from one of the world's leading Foundries. The growing and broad implementation of our T600 stand-alone and i500 integrated metrology tools, as well as our software solutions at this pure play Foundry, leverage our worldwide experience and leadership in 3D Optical CD measurements for process control. Nova's latest solutions' offering enable customers to meet the high level quality requirements of leading chip design and Fabless companies," said Eitan Oppenhaim, Nova's President & CEO. "These latest orders add to a prior delivery of several stand-alone systems to this account for its 2Xnm ramp up. Our recent and ongoing success with this customer further solidifies our leading position in the foundry segment, both in stand-alone and integrated solutions. We expect future expansion of our solutions as this customer continues to ramp up production in order to meet the growing demand of the mobile computing markets."

About Nova: Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. develops, produces and markets advanced integrated and stand alone metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Nova is traded on the NASDAQ & TASE under the symbol NVMI. The Company's website is: http://www.novameasuring.com

Source: http://www.novameasuring.com/

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