Nova Measuring Instruments has said that it expects multiple installations of its Nova T500 stand-alone optical CD metrology tool, which are expected to total seven different customers by the end of the third quarter of 2010. The company also noted that 5 of these are new stand-alone metrology customers. The T500 is a high throughput high accuracy stand-alone optical CD platform.
"Since the introduction of the Nova T500, we have focused our penetration efforts on leading edge memory manufactures and foundries,” commented Noam Shintel, Director of Corporate Marketing, Nova.
Nove also said that the customers installing its metrology system represented around 70% of the top-20 semiconductor manufacturers spending on wafer fab equipment in 2010.