Veeco MOCVD tools selected by Xiamen Sanan OptoElectronics in China

Date Announced: 01 Nov 2009

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), announced today that Sanan OptoElectronics of China has placed multiple tool orders for Veeco’s TurboDisc® Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems to expand their manufacturing capacity of high brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs).

Mr. Simon Lin, CEO of Sanan, commented, "The addition of Veeco's high productivity MOCVD systems to our manufacturing facilities in Xiamen and Tianjin, China ensures that we can continue to increase output of our market-leading HB-LEDs. We are seeing increased demand for LEDs in such applications as general illumination, TV backlight and outdoor display.”

Bill Miller, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations commented, "We are pleased that Sanan, a key technology leader and the largest manufacturer of HB-LEDs in China, has chosen Veeco’s TurboDisc MOCVD Systems for its capacity expansion. We are looking forward to partnering with Sanan as they increase their high volume production of HB-LED devices."

About Veeco's MOCVD Systems

The TurboDisc K465 GaN MOCVD System features Veeco's most advanced reactor technology and delivers the industry's highest throughput available for high volume production of GaN-based blue and green HB-LEDs. The TurboDisc E475 As/P MOCVD System is engineered for high-volume production of red, orange and yellow HB-LEDs, and offers a level of process control and reliability unmatched by competing MOCVD technologies.

About Sanan Optoelectronics Co. Ltd.

Sanan Optoelectronics Co. Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of full color LEDs in China. They are engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of full color ultra high brightness (UHB) LEDs, epitaxial wafers, photo-diode detectors and compound solar cells. The company is headquartered in Xiamen, PRC. They are traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (ticker: 600703). Visit www.sanan-e.com/en for more information.

About Veeco

Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures enabling solutions for customers in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial markets. We have leading technology positions in our three businesses: LED & Solar Process Equipment, Data Storage Process Equipment, and Metrology Instruments. Veeco’s manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and APAC.

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