Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd was incorporated in May 1993 under the laws of the State of Israel. The Company is engaged in designing, developing and producing of optical metrology solutions comprised of integrated process control metrology systems as well as stand-alone metrology used in the manufacturing process of semiconductors. Its integrated and stand-alone metrology solutions are combined with Nova's modeling software that delivers capabilities to measure the structures with performance and fast time to solution. Its metrology systems measures various thin film properties and critical circuit dimensions during various steps in the semiconductor manufacturing process, allowing semiconductor manufacturers to increase quality, productivity and yields, lower their manufacturing costs and increase their profitability. It supplies its metrology systems to semiconductor manufacturers in various countries. The Company provides its business in United States of America, Japan, The Netherlands, Taiwan and Korea. Its trademark products are NovaMARS, Nova V2600, Nova T600, Nova T500, Nova i500, NovaScan 3090Next, Nova Fleet Management, and Nova HPC. The NovaMARS software package is a multi-channel metrology modeling engine for 3D structures in semiconductor manufacturing. Nova V2600 is a stand-alone optical CD platform that addresses the compound challenges facing the semiconductor manufacturing industry in the production of vertical 3D structures using through-silicon-via technology. The Nova 3090Next integrated metrology platform pioneered chemical-mechanical-planarization process control. The Company competes with Nanometrics, Inc., KLA-Tencor Corp. and Rudolph Technologies, Inc. which manufactures and sells integrated and/or stand-alone process control systems.