Nova’s integrated metrology system chosen for largest memory fab in Taiwan

October 24, 2007 — /PRNewswire/ — REHOVOT, ISRAEL — Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd., provider of leading-edge, stand-alone metrology and the market leader of integrated metrology solutions to the semiconductor process control market, announced a major integrated metrology win for its CMP process control products at a leading memory manufacturer in Taiwan. The order includes dozens of Integrated NovaScan units, which are required to ramp up production in the largest memory fabrication facility in Taiwan. Installation of the NovaScan units began earlier this year and the next phase is expected to be completed during Q1 of 2008. This is one of the largest projects of its kind in the world, and Nova expects to supply additional units according to future production requirements.

“Our NovaScan product line, with its high throughput and market leading accuracy, make it the tool of choice to enable closed-loop control for CMP processes,” says Avi Magid, executive vice president, global business. “This is reflected in our leading position in the Taiwanese market, which represents over 20% of the world’s capital equipment spending.”

“In addition to improving yield and reducing cycle time, the NovaScan platform was chosen after demonstrating superior fleet matching capabilities during an exhaustive evaluation process. With so many tools installed in one facility, this aspect of the solution is particularly important,” Magid adds.

About Nova
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. develops, produces and markets advanced integrated and stand-alone metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The company’s web site is

Source: Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.


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