Nova’s Metrology Solution Selected by Two Leading Memory IC Manufacturers
Rehovot, Israel – January 16, 2018 – Nova (Nasdaq: NVMI), a leading innovator and a key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, today announced that two leading memory IC manufacturers recently selected Nova’s most advanced integrated metrology solution for their new DRAM and 3DNAND production lines.
Nova’s integrated metrology solution was selected, following a comprehensive competitive evaluation, due to superior metrology performance, better productivity, and roadmap extendibility to address future technical challenges. As a result of these selections, Nova recently received over $5 million in orders to be delivered in Q1 2018. Nova expects to receive and deliver multiple additional orders during the remainder of 2018. Included in the solution is Nova’s newest release, the cutting-edge NOVA i550® integrated metrology platform combined with the most advanced MARS® and NOVAFit™ SW algorithmic solutions.
“We are very excited by these new selections which demonstrate the progress we are making in the memory space. We view the adoption of our new NOVA i550® in the market as a vote of confidence in our technology and market leadership,” commented Eitan Oppenhaim, Nova’s President and CEO. “The efforts we have taken to expand our market share in the growing memory segment are bearing fruit and will pave the way for our continued growth in 2018.”
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 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.novameasuring.com.
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