Data Storage

Data Storage

Veeco is committed to driving down manufacturing cost and increasing innovations to enable even higher areal densities.

As the world's leading equipment supplier to hard disk drive (HDD) manufacturers for the production of thin film magnetic heads (TFMHs), Veeco is committed to driving down costs and increasing innovations to enable even higher areal densities—the amount of data that can be stored.

Enabling Higher Areal Density

Found in devices ranging from laptops, to netbooks, to digital video recorders, to PDAs, to GPS systems and more, hard disk drives are a crucial component of many advanced products. Veeco provides the strategic partnership that enables customers to take advantage of new applications, with the largest knowledge base, the greatest breadth of process equipment solutions and worldwide reach. Count on Veeco ion beam etch and deposition, physical vapor deposition, and lapping and dicing equipment to enable higher data storage, while improving yield and uniformity.

Veeco benefits include: 

  • Industry-leading products, such as the NEXUS® PVD Systems for next-generation deposition requirements
  • NEXUS Systems for the industry's lowest cost of ownership equipment platform, with a common hardware and software platform and complementary Veeco technologies, such as ion beam etch, ion beam deposition, and physical vapor deposition
  • Largest installed base and global 24/7 process support

HDD Manufacturing Solutions

Veeco is the industry leader driving HDD manufacturing to new levels of productivity.

Ion Beam Etch

Etch precise, complex features for high-yield production of discrete microelectronic devices and components with the NEXUS® Ion Beam Etch (IBE) Systems.

Ion Beam Deposition

Create ultra-precise, high-purity, thin film layer devices with maximum uniformity and repeatability with Ion Beam Deposition (IBD) Systems.

Physical Vapor Deposition

Veeco's Physical Vapor Deposition Systems offer maximum flexibility for a wide range of thin film deposition applications.

Diamond-Like Carbon

Deposit dense, uniform, and repeatable thin, diamond-like carbon (DLC) films for longer-lasting TFMH slider overcoats and landing pads with Veeco's NEXUS DLC-X System. 

Chemical Vapor Deposition

Veeco's Chemical Vapor Deposition Systems allow the conformal metal deposition process to enable next-generation TFMHs.

Dicing and Lapping Systems

Veeco's dicing and lapping systems deliver high-productivity dicing solutions for a broad range of applications, such as read/write recording heads, LEDs, solar cells, microelectronics, and photonics.

Lapping Systems

Veeco's high-precision hard disk head lapping systems provide maximum control of critical thin film dimensions and are designed for easy integration into automated back-end processing.


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