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Posted: July 13, 2009

Veeco Joins Microsystems Consortium

(Nanowerk News) Veeco Instruments (Plainview, NY) has joined the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG), an exclusive member industry consortium formed by Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) in Cambridge, MA. As part of this collaboration, Veeco has donated an NT9800 Optical Profiler outfitted with the In-Motion™ MEMS Package and a Dimension™ 3100 Scanning Probe Microscope to the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“This is a great opportunity for Veeco to formalize our collaboration with Microsystems Technology Laboratories and the other leading companies and institutions that make up the Microsystems Industrial Group,” said Mark R. Munch, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Veeco Metrology. “The precision measurement capabilities of our optical profilers and atomic force microscopes will assist the advancement of research and development in energy generation and storage, biological microelectromechanical systems (bioMEMS), and other emerging industrial markets. In addition, this gives Veeco yet another important means of remaining connected with the research community and the technological needs of tomorrow.”
Professor Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Director of MTL, commented, “We are excited that Veeco Instruments has joined the MIG. We look forward to a productive collaboration with Veeco in a number of research areas, including nanotechnology, advanced metrology, bioMEMS characterization, and compound semiconductor devices.”
MTL is located on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
About Veeco
Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures performance solutions for customers in the solar, industrial and scientific research, data storage and semiconductor markets. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and APAC.
About MTL
MTL is an interdisciplinary laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which more than 80 principal investigators from various departments, laboratories, and centers participate. The laboratory supports research and education in nonosystems, including semiconductor process and design, integrated circuit design, and MEMS.
Source: Veeco (press release)
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