Date Announced: 21 Apr 2009 Veeco Instruments Inc. has announced that Shandong Raysun Huaguang Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. (Huaguang) of China has qualified Veeco’s gallium nitride (GaN) and arsenic phosphide (AsP) metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems for high volume production of red and blue high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs). Zheng Tiemin, General Manager of Raysun Huaguang said, “Huaguang is one of the first companies dedicated to the R&D and mass production of LEDs in the Mainland of China. In the past several years, we have gained significant expertise on Veeco’s MOCVD systems, and are satisfied with the efficiency and stability of the tools. The LED market is growing quickly, and Veeco will be an important supplier as we expand our LED product line.”Bill Miller, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations commented, “Veeco’s TurboDisc® K465™ and E450™ MOCVD Systems were qualified for production in a short period of time, enabling Huaguang to ramp their production quickly. We are pleased to be supporting Huaguang’s volume production needs.”According to Strategies Unlimited, a market research company specializing in compound semiconductor materials, demand for GaN-based blue LEDs and As/P-based red LEDs is expected to grow at the annual rate of more than 15% over the next five years, mainly due to market drivers such as signs and displays, automotive, general illumination and LCD backlighting.About Veeco’s MOCVD SystemsThe 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 E450 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 Shandong Raysun Huaguang Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.Shandong Raysun Huaguang Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. was established in 1999, and is engaged in R&D, manufacturing and sale of LEDs. Their facility is located in Jinan City, China and possesses a total building area of more than 36,000 square meters for production plants, and R&D center, and has a monthly production capacity of 1 billion LED chips.About VeecoVeeco 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.