Veeco Launches Ultra Flexible GEN10 Automated R&D MBE System

August 04, 2008

St. Paul, MN, August 4, 2008— Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) has introduced a new product addition to its industry-leading family of cluster tool MBE systems, GEN10™, an ultra-flexible molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system for materials research. This system is an automated and upgradeable R&D system capable of processing devices with incompatible materials.

The GEN10 can epitaxially deposit on single 1”, 2” and 3” wafers and incorporates Veeco’s proven automated cluster tool wafer transfer system. The modular platform allows for easy maintenance and offers an economical upgrade path to add growth modules over time, up to a maximum of three. 

“The GEN10 provides our customers with a direct process path from R&D to our larger production MBE systems,” said Jeffrey Hohn, Vice President and General Manager, Veeco MBE Operations. “Its design architecture and options fill an unmet need within the MBE industry, making the GEN10 an ideal choice for today’s challenging devices.”

Hohn added, “The GEN10’s multiple growth modules provide the flexibility for incompatible material processing, for a range of applications such as nitrides or oxides, or allow multiple research projects to be performed simultaneously, for a much lower overall capital cost.”


About Veeco

Veeco Instruments Inc. designs, manufactures, markets and services enabling solutions for customers in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial markets. We have leading technology positions in our three businesses: LED & Solar Process Equipment, Data Storage Process Equipment, and Metrology Instruments. Veeco's product development, marketing, engineering and manufacturing facilities are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific.


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