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Milestone: Nova installs 100th metrology tool in South Korea

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NovaNova Measuring Instruments has said it has reached a new company milestone with the the installation of its 100th NovaScan Optical Metrology system in South Korea. The company said it had now installed more than 650 NovaScan 300mm Optical CD and thin-film metrology systems worldwide.

"The NovaScan systems were chosen by our Korean customers after demonstrating benchmark precision and fleet matching. Once installed, outstanding reliability of more than 224,000 wafers between failures was achieved," said Buck Kim, President of Nova's Asia Pacific subsidiary. "The success in the South Korean market is a milestone for Nova, as Korean customers are highly demanding. We believe that we are in a good position to continue leveraging our installed base in this key market and further extend our penetration" added Mr. Kim.

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