Business News | Jul 30, 2010

Veeco Turbodisc K465 GaN MOCVD Systems Accepted by Multiple Customers

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), announced today that an additional four of its TurboDisc® K465™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems have been accepted by high brightness light emitting diode (HB-LED) manufacturers located throughout Asia.

Sam DiRenzo, Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations commented, “Veeco’s K465 systems were qualified for production in a relatively short period of time, enabling our customers to ramp quickly. The speed of installing and qualifying an MOCVD system into production is critical as our customers continue to increase capacity of HB-LEDs for growing applications such as lighting, displays, automotive and backlighting for laptops.”

Veeco's TurboDisc K-Series MOCVD GaN platform, which includes the K300™ and K465 models, delivers the industry's highest throughput available today for high volume production of GaN-based blue and green LEDs and blue lasers.

About Veeco:

Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures Process Equipment and Metrology and Instrumentation solutions for the data storage, HB-LED, solar, wireless, semiconductor and scientific research markets. Veeco’s manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona and Minnesota. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and APAC.