ancosys Chemical Metrology Solution Selected by Additional Front-End Customer

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Rehovot, Israel, February 9, 2022 – Nova (Nasdaq: NVMI) announced today that ancosys’ chemical-metrology solution was recently selected by an additional front-end wafer fabrication customer. To date, ancosys’ ancolyzer® has been selected by five leading front-end wafer manufacturers, including a world-leading foundry. The newest selection of ancosys’ chemical metrology solutions by leading customers indicates the significant growth in ancosys’ front-end business.

This growth attests to the growing importance of chemical metrology in leading-edge IC manufacturing and the strong position ancosys already holds with these customers at the back-end of the process. This recent selection, as the ones that preceded it, is the result of a highly flexible analytical solution that combines unique application configuration, adaptability to customer needs, and meeting strict standards of accuracy and repeatability.

The ancolyzer® front-end platform provides industry-standard chemical metrology in copper applications, performed during the electroplating process for Dual Damascene. The solution enables the analysis of copper components and advanced control of electroplating processes.

“We are excited to open 2022 with this selection for the latest ancosys product offering. We expect to deliver more systems to additional front-end customers during the first quarter,” commented Eitan Oppenhaim, President and CEO of Nova. “Acquiring ancosys supports our long-term strategy of expanding our materials metrology offering and enlarging our addressable market. Nova brings deep synergistic value in the CMP ecosystem, combining our integrated metrology and stand-alone solutions. With the addition of ancosys, we can now enhance our offering with new synergies in electrochemical plating.”

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Nova is a leading innovator and key provider of material, optical and chemical metrology solutions for advanced process control in semiconductor manufacturing. Nova delivers continuous innovation by providing state-of-the-art high-performance metrology solutions for effective process control throughout the semiconductor fabrication lifecycle. Nova’s product portfolio, which combines high-precision hardware and cutting-edge software, provides its customers with deep insight into developing and producing the most advanced semiconductor devices. Nova’s unique capability to deliver innovative solutions enables its customers to improve performance, enhance product yields and accelerate time to market. Nova acts as a partner to semiconductor manufacturers from its offices worldwide. Additional information may be found at Nova’s website link – https://www.novami.com/.

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