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Veeco Receives $10 Million MOCVD Production Tool Order

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that it received an order in excess of $10 million for multiple MOCVD (metal organic chemical vapor deposition) production systems from Fujian Quanzhou Sanan Group Ltd., a manufacturer of high brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs) based in Fujian Province.

The order is for Veeco TurboDisc MOCVD GaNzilla systems, which can be used for the production of white, blue and green HB-LEDs. MOCVD tools are used for the critical first step in the growth of compound semiconductor materials employed in rapidly growing HB-LED lighting applications. The tools will be shipped to the customer over the coming year.

Veeco's TurboDisc reactors are used in the growth of III-V compounds for numerous compound semiconductor applications, including data and telecommunications modules, cellular telephones and solar cells. GaNzilla production systems are the recognized leader in growing gallium nitride-based devices, most notably green, blue and white HB-LEDs used in backlighting, wireless mobile devices, and automotive applications. Veeco's TurboDisc technology is known for its unique, high-speed rotating disc deposition technique ideal for high production rates. TurboDisc reactors are capable of depositing a wide variety of materials – GaAs, AlGaAs, InP, InGaAlP, InGaN, AlGaN, SiC and GaN – onto a substrate to grow compound semiconductor materials on the atomic scale.

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