NOVA Extends its Dimensional Metrology Portfolio with New Optical CD Platform
Rehovot, Israel – July 8, 2019 – Nova (Nasdaq: NVMI) announced today the launch of Nova PRIZM™, its newest standalone Optical CD system targeted at the most complex device manufacturing across the frontend semiconductor segments. The new platform is a unique addition to the company’s advanced dimensional metrology portfolio and has been shipped to multiple customers.
Nova PRIZM™ combines revolutionary Spectral Interferometry (SI) technology, a powerful new capability for CD metrology, with state-of-the-art multi-channel optical technology to extract unique information from the measured device, inaccessible by traditional optical CD technics. With its advanced optical channels, Nova PRIZM™ can address many of the growing challenges in the current fabrication processes. The platform is enhanced by our unique NovaMARS® modeling solutions as well as NovaFIT™ Machine learning capabilities to provide a superior, high quality measurement for the most complex device structures.
“Our customers rely on us to constantly innovate and develop unique solutions that address the mounting challenges they face when moving to new generation devices” commented Dr. Udi Cohen, General Manager of the Dimensional Metrology Division of Nova. “This new solution is truly ground-breaking, providing invaluable information that enables our customers to deliver the most advanced devices at the highest yield and quality. Nova PRIZM™ is the result of our metrology innovation leadership and reinforces once again our technological competitive edge.”
About Nova: Nova is a leading innovator and key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used 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 the development and production of the most advanced semiconductor devices. Nova’s unique capability to deliver innovative X-ray and Optical solutions enable its customers to improve performance, enhance product 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.novami.com.
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