Veeco receives $11m in orders from worldwide HB-LED manufacturers

May 23, 2007
Date Announced: 23 May 2007 VEECO RECEIVES MULTIPLE MOCVD TOOL ORDERSNew TurboDisc K-Series Platform Gains Significant Momentum Among Worldwide HB-LED Manufacturers WOODBURY, N.Y. -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), announced today that it received multiple orders totaling nearly $11 million from worldwide high-brightness light-emitting diode (HB-LED) manufacturers during the first quarter of ‘07 for its new next-generation K-Series line of TurboDisc Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems. Orders were received from key HB-LED manufacturers in Europe and Asia.Veeco's new TurboDisc K-Series MOCVD gallium nitride (GaN) platform includes the K300 and K465 models, offering a modular, upgradeable path to higher throughput, larger diameter reactor chambers and reduced cost of ownership. Piero Sferlazzo, Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations commented, “As our customers continue to ramp their production capacity of HB-LEDs for growing applications such as automotive, architectural lighting and backlighting for laptops, these orders are evidence of their confidence in our new K-Series platform. This new modular system, which is extendable to larger reactors, is the only automated MOCVD system available, delivering the industry’s highest productivity.”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.

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