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Leading memory customer orders ReVera’s advanced X-Ray solution

Rehovot, Israel, April 27, 2015

Multiple orders received recently from several leading memory manufacturers; Validates expectations from acquisition, creating significant revenue stream for Nova

Rehovot, Israel, April 27, 2015 – ReVera, a Nova Company (Nasdaq: NVMI), a leading innovator and a key provider of materials metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, today announced that a leading memory manufacturer in Asia placed an order for ReVera’s standalone VeraFlex III advanced X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) metrology system. This order adds to multiple orders already received recently from several leading memory customers. The systems will be implemented in production lines for advanced DRAM and 3D NAND applications.

The VeraFlex III XF combines enhanced XPS capabilities with a unique low energy XRF (LE-XRF) channel to address the increasing metrology challenges of the most advanced Logic and Memory nodes. The VeraFlex III XF is the third generation of the globally adopted VeraFlex series of XPS production systems.

“Strengthening Nova’s position in the memory space is a key area of focus for us, and I am confident that ReVera’s solutions will play an important role in making this initiative successful,” commented Glyn Davies, President of ReVera. “The recent success with multiple memory customers represents the market recognition of our advanced X-Ray solutions for complex DRAM and VNAND device manufacturing, driving stronger market adoption of our portfolio. This order is evidence of the increasing demand we are experiencing for in line materials metrology to meet the evolving challenges arising from complex device integration in the most advanced Memory nodes.”

About ReVera: ReVera, a Nova company, is a leading provider of materials metrology solutions for complex, multi-layer film stacks for advanced semiconductor manufacturing. Its products are used by device manufacturers worldwide to measure, monitor and control film thickness and composition of critical device layers in high-volume production and to enable rapid development and control of complex, new wafer fabrication processes. ReVera’s products set the standard for High K – Metal Gate, tunnel oxide and capacitor film metrology. Visit www.ReVera.com for more information.

About Nova: Nova Measuring Instrument Ltd. delivers continuous innovation by providing advanced metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Deployed with the world’s largest integrated-circuit manufacturers, Nova’s products deliver 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, supports the development and production of the most advanced devices in today’s high-end semiconductor market. Nova’s technical innovation and market leadership enable customers to improve process performance, enhance products’ yields and accelerate time to market. Nova acts as a partner to semiconductor manufacturers from its offices around the world. Additional information may be found at www.novameasuring.com.
Nova is traded on the NASDAQ & TASE under the symbol NVMI.

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