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Posted: October 9, 2007

Veeco Introduces TurboDisc E475 MOCVD System for R/O/Y HB-LED and Solar Applications

(Nanowerk News) Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) today announced that it has introduced its new TurboDisc® E475™ As/P Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system to be used in the production of red, orange, yellow (R/O/Y) high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs) and multi-junction III-V concentrator solar cells, primarily for space applications.
Piero Sferlazzo, Ph.D., Vice President, General Manager, Veeco MOCVD Operations, commented, “Our TurboDisc E450’s ability to produce consistently high yields of premium R/O/Y LEDs and multi-junction solar cell devices with the industry’s best throughput made it the top-selling MOCVD tool for these applications. Now, with our next-generation E475, Veeco continues to drive forward the MOCVD technology roadmap in high volume production of HB-LEDs and III-V concentrator solar cells. Veeco’s E475 MOCVD system delivers 15% increased capacity and improved cost of ownership metrics compared to our E450. Customers can choose to purchase a new E475 or upgrade their existing E450 tools to the improved specifications, further enhancing their return on investment.”
Veeco's TurboDisc As/P MOCVD tools are being adopted for cost of ownership benefits related to high volume production of solar cells, ROY HB-LEDs, laser diodes, pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistors (pHEMTs) and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs). According to Dr. Sferlazzo, “Our systems offer a level of process control and reliability unmatched by competing MOCVD technologies.” These technically advanced MOCVD systems feature Veeco’s integrated RealTemp® 200 technology, enabling superior material quality and process efficiency from direct wafer temperature control, fast gas switching for strict control of interface abruptness, and vacuum load-lock automation for highest productivity. Visit www.veeco.com\e475 for more product information.
About Veeco
Veeco Instruments Inc. provides solutions for nanoscale applications in the worldwide data storage, semiconductor, HB-LED/wireless and scientific research markets. Our Metrology products are used to measure at the nanoscale and our Process Equipment tools help create nanoscale devices. 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 United States, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Veeco can be found at http://www.veeco.com/.
To the extent that this news release discusses expectations or otherwise makes statements about the future, such statements are forward-looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include the risks discussed in the Business Description and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections of Veeco's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and press releases. Veeco does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.
Source: Veeco