Veeco tools aid ROY HB-LED capacity expansion at Xiamen Sanan OptoElectronics

Nov. 7, 2007
Date Announced: 07 Nov 2007 Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO - News), announced today that two recently purchased TurboDisc® E450™ As/P Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems are being used by Xiamen Sanan OptoElectronics of Xiamen, China to expand their capacity of red, yellow and orange (ROY) high brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs). Mr. Kechuang Lin, General Manger of Sanan, commented, “The addition of Veeco’s high productivity E450 MOCVD systems to our manufacturing facility in Xiamen, China ensures that we can continue to increase output of our market-leading ROY HB-LEDs. We are seeing increased demand for these LEDs in such applications as signs and displays.”Piero Sferlazzo, Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations commented, “Sanan’s use of our TurboDisc E450 Systems for its capacity expansion is further confirmation that this production-proven system and its recently introduced successor, the E475, are the industry’s ‘tools of choice’ for high volume production of ROY HB-LED devices.” 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 closed loop in-situ wafer temperature control, and fast gas switching for strict control of interface abruptness, these technically advanced systems provide superior material quality and process efficiency. Applications include HBTs, pHEMTs, ROY HB-LEDs, solar cells and laser diodes. About Xiamen Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. Xiamen Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of UHB-LED (Ultra-High Brightness LED) wafer and LED chips in China with international top-ranking level, which covers an area of more than 50 thousand square meters. The main products of Sanan include full color LED wafers and chips, and optical communications devices, which are made using internationally advanced techniques. Sanan is the leading corporation in the China National Semiconductor Lighting Project.

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