Bandwidth Semiconductor purchases multiple Veeco MOCVD tools

Date Announced: 20 Nov 2006

WOODBURY, N.Y. -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), announced today that Bandwidth Semiconductor LLC, a compound semiconductor foundry, has purchased multiple TurboDisc® E450 As/P Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems.

Piero Sferlazzo, Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations, commented, “Veeco is pleased to support Bandwidth in its expansion. Our production-proven TurboDisc E450 offers the industry’s highest throughput and produces the highest volume of premium devices.”

Bandwidth will be producing III/V and II/VI wafers for a customer who makes eVCSELs (vertical cavity surface emitting lasers) as a light source for projection display applications, including rear-projection consumer television (RPTV).

Mr. Edward D. Gagnon, General Manager of Bandwidth Semiconductor, LLC, said, "The addition of Veeco’s TurboDisc MOCVD systems is critical as we scale up our existing MOCVD and related processing facilities to satisfy our customer’s production demands. After reviewing competitive systems, it was clear the high production throughput of Veeco’s MOCVD systems will allow us to meet our customer’s production requirements.”

Engineered for the high-volume production of compound semiconductor materials, Veeco’s TurboDisc As/P tools offer a level of process control and reliability unmatched by competing MOCVD technologies. With integrated RealTemp® 200 technology for direct wafer temperature control, and fast gas switching for strict control of interface abruptness, these technically advanced systems provide superior material quality and process efficiency. Veeco’s largest capacity MOCVD production system, the E450, offers reliable mass production of ROY HB-LEDs, HBTs, pHEMTs, and multi- junction solar cells.

About Bandwidth Semiconductor
Bandwidth Semiconductor, LLC, a subsidiary of Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), is a compound semiconductor foundry, specializing in wafer epitaxy, thick and thin film products, and device fabrication for the defense, biomedical, telecommunications and consumer products markets. Spire Corporation is a diversified technology company providing innovative solar energy manufacturing equipment, biomedical devices and optoelectronic components, all based upon a common technology platform. For more information visit www.spirecorp.com.

About Veeco
Veeco Instruments Inc. provides solutions for nanoscale applications in the worldwide semiconductor, data storage, 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/.

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Veeco Instruments Inc., 100 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797 Tel. 1-516-677-0200 Fax. 1-516-677-0380

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