Nova’s Advanced XPS Solution Selected by the World’s Leading Foundry
Rehovot, Israel – September 27, 2017 – Nova (Nasdaq: NVMI), a leading innovator and a key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced today that its most advanced XPS platform was selected by the world’s leading Foundry for inline applications to be deployed in its advanced technology nodes. Revenue from this order is expected to be recognized during the third quarter of 2017.
The VeraFlex III XF is the latest generation of the VF XPS series, which offers superior sensitivity to sub-angstrom thickness and composition characterization used for monitoring critical processes such as atomic layer deposition (ALD) at the most advanced Logic nodes.
The VeraFlex product family of in-line XPS metrology tools is a critical component to almost every semiconductor manufacturer’s process control strategy as they advance to more complex structures. With ever-improving productivity, precision and sensitivity, the VeraFlex III is increasingly being utilized in more production lines, adding more applications for both thickness and composition measurement steps.
“The selection of VeraFlex III XF by this customer highlights the value XPS brings to advanced process control in our customers’ highly scaled technology nodes,” said Glyn Davies, Executive Vice President and Nova’s Materials Metrology Division General Manager. “This new order offers yet more proof of our position as the leading provider of Xray metrology solutions to semiconductor customers. We are excited by the progress made this year with both leading Memory and Foundry customers, which supports our strategy to increase XPS inline metrology steps and expand the overall available market.”
About Nova: Nova 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 cuttingedge 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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