Sagitta Ltd. and Dymek Sign Distribution Agreement

Following multi-system orders from Asia-Pacific, Sagitta anticipates rapid growth for its analytical equipment business

Hauppauge, NY, October 20, 2004 - Sagitta, a manufacturer of semiconductor analytical equipment for failure analysis, and Dymek Asia Company (DAC), an advanced equipment distribution company, announced receipt of multiple orders for its Centar sample preparation system from leading 8" and 12" DDR DRAM manufacturers in Taiwan.

Mr. C.K. Wong Dymek Managing Director, points out: "We carefully select each manufacturer we choose to represent in Asia-Pacific. The Centar system offers our customers the first recipe driven automated polishing platform with full operator control over all polishing parameters that supports multiple sample preparation needs with no constraints of size, materials or shape. The precise preparation of small samples is crucial for disk head and IC manufacturers, and the capabilities of the Centar are the appropriate fit for our markets."

Ms. Efrat Raz, VP Analytical Equipment at Sagitta, adds: "Our prospects in Asia-Pacific look very promising, and we anticipate rapid growth in this market. Dymek has an excellent distribution network in the region, and is the right partner to support our sales and service efforts."

Sagitta's Centar is a single platform sample preparation system for automated polishing, including cross sectioning and parallel polishing of ICs and Disk heads for SEM, TEM, SCM, and PEM, at wafer, die and package levels. An integrated microscope coupled with a CCD camera and image magnification of up to 9000X in tandem with the proprietary SMPTTM (Sub Micron Polishing Technology) enables easy target positioning, definition and process monitoring. The PC based system enables the use of existing process recipes, develop new customer and site specific recipes, store images and data, and share all information with other remote locations. Proprietary image processing, automated target acquisition, edge detection, coupled with Sagitta's online PolishEyeTM module, and EACTM (Exact Angle Control - +/-0.1deg) unit enable accuracy down to +/-0.1um, high throughput and unique bevel polishing.

Sagitta, founded in 1997, provides innovative process equipment solutions to the global fiber optics and semiconductor industries. Its product offerings include several automated polishing and inspection systems for high-value fiber optic components, and award winning automated polishing tools for cross section and parallel sample preparation for failure analysis and process monitoring in the semiconductor and Diskhead manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, maintains an engineering and manufacturing center in Israel, a sales and demonstration office in California, and has built a broad net of representatives to support its growing number of customers around the globe.

Dymek Asia Company (DAC), established in 1989, is an advanced equipment distributor to the Data Storage, Semiconductor and Optical industries as well as to the R&D sector. Headquartered in Hong Kong, DAC has 8 regional offices in China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand to cope with the fast growing business and to provide immediate sales & technical support to customers. In addition, a service center has been set up in Shenzhen, China to serve the Hard Disk Media Manufacturers in China. DAC has been representing leading equipment manufacturers for many years and several principals' brand names are built up with our strong sales network. To meet tighter metrology requirements and advanced production processes of the end users, we keep enriching our equipment categories and represent a number of promising companies.

Efrat Raz Moyal, VP Analytical Equipment
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