Formosa Epitaxy places multi-unit order for Maxbright MOCVD systems

Date Announced: 14 Jun 2011

Taiwan-based LED chip maker Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI) and its China-based affiliate, Jiangsu Canyang Corporation, have placed a multi-unit MOCVD system order with Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO).

The order is for Veeco's recently-released TurboDisc MaxBright Multi-Reactor MOCVD System, which will be supplied in a four-chamber configuration.

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Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq:VECO) today announced that Taiwan-based Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI) and its Chinese affiliate, Jiangsu Canyang Corporation, have placed a multi-unit order for Veeco's recently released TurboDisc(R) MaxBright(TM) Multi-Reactor MOCVD System for production of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB LEDs).

Frank Chien, Ph.D., President of Jiangsu Canyang said, "We are impressed with MaxBright's high productivity, flexible process capabilities, and compact architecture, and think it will be a great choice for our high-production fabs. We have selected the four-chamber configuration as we believe it will provide the best cost of ownership and value for our investment."

William J. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Veeco LED & Solar, added, "We believe that the MaxBright system is the ideal solution for best cost of ownership LED production by top manufacturers such as FOREPI and its Chinese affiliate Canyang. It is exciting to have our new tool selected by one of Taiwan's top LED manufacturers as part of their expansion in both Taiwan and China."

About MaxBright

The MaxBright system is the industry's most productive, lowest cost of ownership MOCVD system available to manufacture high brightness LEDs. Available in a 2 or 4-reactor cluster architecture, the MaxBright system delivers up to a 500% productivity gain and 2.5x increase in footprint efficiency over the industry-leading K465i system. For more information, please visit www.veeco.com/maxbright.

About Formosa Epitaxy

FOREPI was incorporated November 4, 1999 and is a pure-play high power InGaN LED wafer and chip manufacturer. Currently, FOREPI is only the LED company with the capability of offering full spectrum including high power InGaN Blue, Green and near-UV LED in Taiwan. FOREPI has a widespread customer list in Korea, Taiwan, United States, Hong Kong and China. Further information can be found at their website at http://www.forepi.com.tw/pages/about_company.htm.

About Veeco

Veeco makes equipment to develop and manufacture LEDs, solar panels, hard disk drives and other devices. We support our customers through product development, manufacturing, sales and service sites in the U.S., Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Japan, Europe and other locations. Please visit us at www.veeco.com.

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