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Nova Receives over $20 Million in Orders from several Foundry Customers

Rehovot, Israel, May 4, 2016

Majority of orders will be delivered during the third quarter of 2016
Rehovot, Israel, May 4, 2016 – Nova Measuring Instruments (Nasdaq: NVMI), a leading innovator and key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced today that several foundry customers recently placed orders exceeding $20 million in aggregate for its Optical CD and X-Ray metrology solutions.

The orders were received during the last five weeks and include Nova’s integrated and stand-alone optical metrology toolset combined with NovaMARS advanced modeling solution, and Nova’s advanced X-Ray metrology solution, which combine X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) for materials and thin-film measurements. The tools will support manufacturing in multiple technology nodes of 10nm and above.

“We are delighted with these significant orders received from various leading foundries, which are ramping up production capacity to meet the demand for leading-edge devices as well as for the emerging market related to the Internet of Things (IoT),” stated Eitan Oppenhaim, Nova’s President and CEO. “The recent booking stream represents another proof for our strong position in the foundry segment which is based on our continuous innovation and the increasing value we bring to our customers. These recent wins validate the unique value proposition of our combined Optical and X-Ray portfolio that better addresses our customers’ growing demand for metrology convergence.”

About Nova: Nova Measuring Instruments 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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