Semiconductor foundries order Nova metrology tools for 2Xnm node

March 12, 2012 – PRNewswire — Metrology tool maker Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) received $12 million in orders from leading semiconductor foundries for metrology on 2Xnm manufacturing ramp ups.

Also read: Evolution or revolution: the path for metrology beyond the 22nm node

Orders from various foundries include a portfolio of Nova’s advanced metrology products for the complicated process challenges and shrinking geometries of 2Xnm semiconductors. Nova’s newest platform models, NovaMARS modeling software, and extended capabilities on current tools will support 2Xnm manufacturing ramp up at chemical-mechanical polishing/planarization (CMP), etch, and other wafer processing steps.

Nova expects to ship the tools during the current and next quarters in 2012.

Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. develops, produces and markets advanced integrated and stand alone metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Nova is traded on the NASDAQ & TASE under the symbol NVMI. The Company’s website is http://www.nova.co.il.

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