Veeco Introduces New Suite of GaN MOCVD Systems to Extend Industry Leadership in LED Manufacturing
The MaxBright MHP provides as much as 20% within-wafer wavelength uniformity improvement over MaxBright.
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June 06, 2012
PLAINVIEW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2012-- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) today introduced three new
models of its market-leading TurboDisc® metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems for the production of
high brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs): TurboDisc MaxBright® M™, TurboDisc MaxBright MHP™ and TurboDisc K465i HP™.
• MaxBright M: a modular and more compact version of Veeco’s multi-reactor system. The MaxBright M provides easier serviceability
and up to 15% improved footprint efficiency compared to MaxBright. It also features improved layout configuration flexibility to
accommodate various fab spacing requirements.
• MaxBright MHP: a high performance version of the new modular “M.” The MaxBright MHP provides as much as 20% within-wafer
wavelength uniformity improvement over MaxBright. Higher yields are achieved from technology advancements that result in
improved thermal and flow capability. The MaxBright MHP also provides lower cost of ownership as compared to MaxBright.
• K465i HP: a high performance option for Veeco’s single-reactor MOCVD system which delivers up to 20% within-wafer wavelength
uniformity improvement compared to the K465i and lower cost of ownership.
• These new systems are available in 2, 4, 6 and 8” configurations. Existing MaxBright and K465i systems are easily
field-upgradeable to the high performance HP option. All of Veeco’s MOCVD systems feature its low maintenance TurboDisc technology,
which enables highest system availability and throughput.
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William J. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Veeco Process Equipment, commented, "This new suite of products provides our
customers with tremendous flexibility to make the most of their capital investments and choose the system that works best in their
unique production environment. The innovation in the MaxBright M, MaxBright MHP and K465i HP was accomplished by listening to our
customers and focusing on system improvements that could drive their productivity and yield – two critical factors in our
John R. Peeler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veeco added, “This new product line-up, all based on our industry
leading technology and automation expertise, can help to accelerate worldwide adoption of LED lighting by reducing manufacturing
costs. Veeco remains committed to providing the industry’s highest capacity, highest throughput and lowest cost of ownership MOCVD
According to IMS Research, the K465i, introduced in 2010, was the top selling MOCVD tool that year, and the MaxBright,
launched in 2011, was the top seller last year. Compound Semiconductor Magazine recently awarded Veeco the
“Semiconductor Manufacturing Award,
stating “MaxBright was the biggest breakthrough in compound semiconductor
manufacturing over the last 12 months.”
Veeco’s process equipment solutions enable the manufacture of LEDs, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips.
We are the market leader in MOCVD, MBE, Ion Beam and other advanced thin film process technologies. Our high performance systems
drive innovation in energy efficiency, consumer electronics and network storage and allow our customers to maximize productivity
and achieve lower cost of ownership. For information on our company, products and worldwide service and support,
please visit www.veeco.com.
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