Veeco Receives Landmark Order for MBE R&D System from Prominent Chinese University

June 14, 2016

Nanjing University to Receive First GENxplor R&D System in China

Plainview, N.Y., June 14, 2016 -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that it has received the first order from a Chinese customer for its GENxplor™ R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System.   Nanjing University is scheduled to receive the system in the second quarter of 2016.  The GENxplor system is the number one selling MBE system worldwide since its introduction in August 2013.

Led by Professor Dr. Hong Lu, Nanjing University purchased the system as an addition to its Materials Science and Engineering research program.  The system will enable the epitaxial growth of high quality materials of III-V semiconductors for applications including optoelectronic devices and thermoelectric energy conversion.

"With the development of the GENxplor, Veeco has become the recognized leader in innovative MBE R&D technology," said Professor Lu. "The open-architecture design and superior technology of the GENxplor system is a welcome addition to the research facility of National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Nanjing University.  We are proud to receive the first system in China."

The GENxplor system deposits high quality epitaxial layers on substrates up to 3" in diameter and is used for a wide variety of applications such as developing high-speed transistors, fiber lasers for material processing, and wireless technology.  Its efficient single frame design combines all vacuum hardware with on-board electronics to make it up to forty percent smaller than other MBE systems, saving valuable lab space.

"Since its introduction, the GENxplor has enabled essential semiconductor research at top universities and institutions around the world," said Gerry Blumenstock, Vice President of Veeco's MBE Operations.  "The endorsement from Nanjing University and Dr. Lu firmly reinforces GENxplor as the leading R&D MBE system in the industry.  After launching the system at the 2013 China MBE Conference, we are excited that Nanjing University, a leading materials science and condensed matter physics research university, is the first customer to install a GENxplor in China."

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