TEXT-Nova Measuring gets multimillion dollar order

(The following was issued by Israel’s Nova Measuring
Instruments Ltd (NVMI.O: ) (NVMI.TA: )):

June 9 – Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd (NASDAQ: NVMI),
provider of leading edge stand-alone metrology and the market
leader of integrated metrology solutions to the semiconductor
process control market, today announced a first standalone
optical CD metrology order from a large DRAM manufacturer.

The company further reported that this standalone order is
part of a multimillion dollar deal which also includes multiple
integrated metrology optical CD systems.

The majority of the systems will be shipped during the
second and third quarters of this year.

Commenting on the announcement, Noam Shintel, Director of
Corporate Marketing, said: “This additional customer acquisition
further solidifies our market position and is of strategic
importance, given our expectation that in the near future
optical CD will play a more significant role in DRAM
manufacturing. This particular customer will be deploying a
combination of our integrated and standalone metrology solutions
for thin film and optical CD measurements, at advanced
technology nodes in Etch, CVD and CMP.”

Gabi Seligsohn, President & CEO, further added: “Given the
continued global demand for high-end semiconductor devices, our
major customers have recently moved from fab expansion
announcements to actual tool bookings and deployment, at an
accelerating pace. With our expanded product portfolio, we are
playing a larger role in new capacity build-ups, and are well
positioned to continue capitalizing on these positive trends.”

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