Nova Measuring Instruments is a publicly traded company, headquartered in Israel, that designs, develops and produces monitoring and measurement systems for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Shares of the company are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Nova Measuring Instruments was founded in May 1993 by Giora Dishon and Moshe Finarov. Dishon graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a Ph.D in materials science. Finarov earned a Ph.D in semiconductor physics from the Technical University in Moscow.
Intel Corporation became a client of and investor in Nova in 1997. In 1999 Nova announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Japan, Nova Measuring Instruments K.K., and that it was opening offices in Singapore in order to expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific market. Nova executed its initial public offering on the NASDAQ exchange in April 2000. In 2006 Nova acquired HyperNex Inc., a Pennsylvania-based developer of microstructure analysis tools.