Plainview, N.Y. – Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) today announced that WZW-Optic AG, a Swiss leader in manufacturing high-end optics and precision optical components, has ordered multiple Veeco SPECTOR Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) optical coating systems. WZW will leverage Veeco’s proven IBS technology, which produces the lowest optical loss films in the market, to manufacture high-performance laser mirrors for a range of applications, including ring laser gyroscope mirrors used for commercial aviation. These systems were sold in cooperation with Veeco’s channel partner in France, veonis Technologies EURL.
“For over 50 years, we’ve manufactured the highest quality optics solutions for customers around the globe,” said Claudio Meli, CEO, WZW. “Ultra high-end optics demand coatings with greater precision than ever before, and our selection of Veeco’s industry-proven SPECTOR systems ensures we can deliver superior quality coatings at the lowest optical loss level in the industry.”
According to Adroit Market Research the optical coatings market is expected to hit $25 billion by 2025, led by the advent of 5G, autonomous driving technology and an increased number of fiber networks using optical coatings. This has created a need for IBS systems like the SPECTOR platform that can achieve highly productive levels of precision and thin film process flexibility. As Veeco customers report, SPECTOR is a turn-key solution for meeting the yield and device performance requirements for virtually every high-end optical thin film fabrication application today.
“With over 300 tools in production worldwide, Veeco proudly has one of the largest installed bases of IBS tools for precision optics in the industry,” added Adrian Devasahayam, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Product Line Management. “As the recognized leader in providing optical coating technology, we are confident that our SPECTOR systems will be a significant differentiator for WZW, a key supplier for high-end optical components.”
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