Nova Extends Its Leadership of the Copper CMP Process Control Market

Another Top Tier Foundry Adopts Nova's Integrated Metrology Solution

REHOVOT, Israel, December 6, 2010 - Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVMI) provider of leading edge stand-alone metrology and the market leader of integrated metrology solutions to the semiconductor process control market, today announced that an additional top tier foundry has decided to adopt its integrated metrology solution for copper CMP. Nova's integrated metrology tools are part of a process control scheme which was designed to tighten the process window and improve productivity for device geometries of 32nm and below.

"We are thrilled with this important customer's decision to adopt our integrated metrology solution as a key element in achieving their process yield targets and improving productivity. We now have 4 of the world's leading foundries as our customers for this particular solution and are proud to see that it has become the industry's best known method for control of the Copper CMP manufacturing step at advanced technology nodes", 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. Nova is traded on the NASDAQ & TASE under the symbol NVMI. The Company's website is

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Company Contact:
Dror David,
Chief Financial Officer
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.
Tel: +972-8-938-7505
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