A Close Collaboration with a Leading Asian Memory Manufacturer Led To a First Time Order

Aug 13, 2013, 05:00 ET from Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd

REHOVOT, Israel, August 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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, announced today that a leading Asian memory manufacturer placed a first time order for Nova's Optical CD metrology solution. The order was placed following last year's announcement of the Nova T600 standalone delivery, for the development and collaboration of the next generation of advanced NAND technology.

This major manufacturer joins Nova's customer base, that already includes the leading memory manufacturers in Asia.

The order for the Optical CD metrology solution was received following an intensive year of close collaboration with the customer's R&D center, for the development of its next generation memory technology. The solution is designed to support the memory manufacturer in its development of the next generation cutting edge technology for the 1Xnm technology nodes. Nova's suite of modeling capabilities enables the creation of a metrology solution for the customer's complex 3D memory structures.

"With this first time order with a new customer, we are proud to become a supplier to this leading edge memory manufacturer," said Eitan Oppenhaim, Nova's President & CEO. "This significant step is a result of Nova's successful strategy to engage with customers' R&D centers early in the development stages. We are committed to continuing our efforts to broaden our collaboration with this important customer and further expand our mutual success."  

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

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