Veeco Introduces SPECTOR-HT Ion Beam Deposition System
Industry's Highest Throughput System for Precision Optical Thin Film Applications
SPECTOR-HT Ion Beam Deposition System (Photo: Business Wire)
April 16, 2012
PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Apr 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --At the SPIE Photonics Europe Trade Show in Brussels, Belgium,
Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) today introduced the
Ion Beam Deposition (IBD) System. Used to create
thin film coatings for the optical market, the SPECTOR-HT provides up to 400% increase in throughput, 300% increase in target
utilization and 50% improvement in material uniformity compared to previous SPECTOR generations. In addition, the new system
offers exceptional film quality, and a cost-effective manufacturing platform for a variety of optical applications,
including precision optics, lasers, life sciences, biomedical devices, and telecommunications.
Robert P. Oates, Executive Vice President, Veeco Ion Beam Equipment, commented, "With over 200 systems installed worldwide,
Veeco is the recognized industry leader in ion beam deposition coatings for the optical industry. The new SPECTOR-HT system offers
unparalleled throughput advantages, and a cost-effective platform compared to competing optical deposition technologies, such as
physical vapor deposition (PVD), evaporative coatings or ion assisted deposition."
The SPECTOR-HT is the industry's first fully automated ion beam deposition system to achieve accelerated deposition rates at speeds
comparable to PVD while maintaining high quality, optimal films for challenging production requirements. It delivers an increased
deposition rate on lot sizes up to twice as large as those in previous SPECTOR generations.
For more information on the SPECTOR-HT, please visit us at our SPIE booth #G323
or go to www.veeco.com/spectorht.
Veeco makes equipment to develop and manufacture optoelectronics, LEDs, solar cells, hard disk drives and other devices.