Nova Receives Multiple Materials Metrology Orders from Leading Logic and Foundry Customers

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Rehovot, Israel – January 28, 2021 – Nova (Nasdaq: NVMI) announced today that it received multiple orders from multiple leading Logic and Foundry customers for its most advanced materials metrology solutions. The recent wins mark Nova’s increased penetration into the leading industry manufacturers and cement Nova’s position as a materials metrology leader. The combined orders represent more than $23 million in revenue.

The recent orders are for Nova’s VeraFlex® materials metrology platform, which provides breakthrough thin-film thickness and composition process control technology for both current and emerging process technology nodes. As part of these orders, Nova will also deliver its latest X-ray platform, Nova VeraFlex® IV, which offers substantial throughput improvement while maintaining precision performance, and extends the targeted production in-die application range.     

Nova’s materials metrology portfolio allows customers to overcome the emerging complex challenges driven by new materials used in advanced Logic and Memory devices. Challenges like composition, ultra-thin film measurement, stress, strain, and materials composition profiles are becoming in-line and in-die requirements for every advanced wafer fabrication site. Nova’s cutting-edge Optical and X-ray solutions address these challenges by providing a unique hardware and software portfolio. These innovative methods are nondestructive and enable fast measurements required for in-die process control schemes. 

“Our solutions support the advancement of the leading edge semiconductor roadmap,” said Eitan Oppenhaim, Nova’s President and CEO. “The accelerated rate of innovation in chip design continues to evolve into a new array of requirements in process control. New generations of semiconductors, which combine both new architectural designs and new materials, drive process complexity. We firmly believe that the future of metrology involves a tight synergy between dimensional and materials metrology, and Nova’s innovative portfolio drives this vision. We expect to capitalize on significant materials metrology opportunities in the coming years as our customers increase usage of materials engineering to advance performance.”

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 most advanced semiconductor devices’ development and production. 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. Find additional information at https://www.novami.com/.

Nova is traded on NASDAQ & TASE under the symbol NVMI.

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