Arima Optoelectronics purchases Veeco TurboDisc MOCVD system

Date Announced: 19 Dec 2006

WOODBURY, N.Y.-- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO - News), announced today that Arima Optoelectronics Corporation, a world-leading manufacturer of high brightness LED wafers located in Taiwan, has purchased a TurboDisc® E450(TM) As/P Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for automotive LED applications.

P.J. Wang, President of Arima Optoelectronics, said, "We are confident in the TurboDisc E450's very high throughput and minimal downtime due to its low maintenance TurboDisc reactor. We expect that the E450 will allow us maximum value as we expand our production of red, orange and yellow (R/O/Y) LEDs."

Piero Sferlazzo, Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD operations commented, "The production-proven TurboDisc E450's ability to produce consistently high yields of premium devices is quickly making it the tool of choice among manufacturers of R/O/Y LEDs for automotive applications."

Engineered for the high-volume production of compound semiconductor materials, Veeco's TurboDisc As/P tools offer a level of process control and productivity unmatched by competing MOCVD systems.

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 excellent process stability and material quality. Veeco's largest capacity MOCVD production system, the E450, offers reliable mass production of R/O/Y HB-LEDs, HBTs, pHEMTs, and multi-junction solar cells.

About Arima Optoelectronics Corporation
Arima's principal activities are manufacturing and trading of luminous diode crystalline, chips and laser diode crystalline. Other activities include researching and developing of electronic parts, testing and manufacturing of microwave parts and other electronic spare parts, designing of machinery and retailing and wholesaling of electric appliances. Products include light emitting diodes, laser diodes and lighting systems. With manufacturing operations in Taiwan and Europe, the Group exports its products to Asia, the United States and Europe.

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

Veeco Instruments Inc. Debra Wasser, 1-516-677-0200 x1472 SVP Investor Relations, Corp. Communications

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