REHOVOT, Israel, July 9 – 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 today that a leading memory manufacturer in Asia selected Nova's high-end Nova i500 integrated metrology tool as Production Tool of Record (PTOR) for its most advanced technology nodes. The metrology tools will be used in production for CMP Optical CD and thin film applications for DRAM and Flash memory at 2X and 1X technology nodes.
This selection adds to the growing list of leading Memory and Foundry manufactures who have already selected the i500 for their most advanced tech nodes. The Nova i500 is designed to support both R&D and Production fabs and is certified on all latest generation polishers which are planned to exceed throughputs of 100 wafers per hour. When used in conjunction with the NovaMARS application development software, customers can perform high end Optical CD and thin film measurements, at high throughput and with a short set up time, relying on real time regression and smart modeling capabilities. Its ability to handle quickly and efficiently the high load of recipes and support fast ramp up of multiple products, provide unique advantages for foundries. All customer selections, including the latest one, are for multiple units. The company expects to continue and receive multiple repeat orders from these customers during the second half of 2012.
"We are proud that customers repeatedly vote for Nova's i500 platform as the most advanced platform. The introduction of the i500 to the market has been a great success over the past two years and by now most of our leading customers have already transitioned to it. Following a very successful roll out, we plan to keep developing this powerful platform to solve the most complex technological challenges our customers face today and in years to come," said Gabi Seligsohn, President and CEO of Nova.
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 website is http://www.nova.co.il.