Veeco Upcoming Investor Events

January 12, 2009

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Jan 12, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) today announced the following upcoming Investor Relations events:

Earnings Release Date:

Fourth quarter and year-end 2008 financial results will be distributed after the market closes on Monday, February 9, 2009. A conference call reviewing these results has been scheduled for 5:00pm EST that day at 1-877-723-9521 (toll free) or 1-719-325-4811. The call will also be webcast live on the Veeco website at A replay of the call will be available beginning at 8:00pm EST that same evening through midnight on February 23, 2009 at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820, using passcode 4780794, or on the Veeco website.

Upcoming Investor Conference:

Veeco management is scheduled to present on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 2:40 PM PT at the Thomas Weisel Partners Technology & Telecom Conference in San Francisco, CA. The presentation will be broadcast live via web cast and available on the Veeco website at Presentation material will be posted to the Veeco website no later than 8:00 AM ET the morning of the presentation.

About Veeco

Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures 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 manufacturing and engineering 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 APAC.

To the extent that this news release discusses expectations or otherwise makes statements about the future, such statements are forward-looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include the risks discussed in the Business Description and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections of Veeco's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and press releases. Veeco does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

SOURCE: Veeco Instruments Inc.

Veeco Instruments Inc. Debra Wasser, 1-516-677-0200 x1472 SVP Investor Relations & Corporate Communications