Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), announced today that Sanan OptoElectronics
of China has placed multiple tool orders for Veeco's TurboDisc Metal
Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems to expand their manufacturing
capacity of high brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs).
Mr. Simon Lin, CEO of Sanan, commented, "The addition of Veeco's high
productivity MOCVD systems to our manufacturing facilities in Xiamen and Tianjin,
China ensures that we can continue to increase output of our market-leading
HB-LEDs. We are seeing increased demand for LEDs in such applications as general
illumination, TV backlight and outdoor display."
Bill Miller, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD
Operations commented, "We are pleased that Sanan, a key technology leader
and the largest manufacturer of HB-LEDs in China, has chosen Veeco's TurboDisc
MOCVD Systems for its capacity expansion. We are looking forward to partnering
with Sanan as they increase their high volume production of HB-LED devices."
The TurboDisc K465 GaN MOCVD System features Veeco's most advanced reactor
technology and delivers the industry's highest throughput available for high
volume production of GaN-based blue and green HB-LEDs. The TurboDisc E475 As/P
MOCVD System is engineered for high-volume production of red, orange and yellow
HB-LEDs, and offers a level of process control and reliability unmatched by
competing MOCVD technologies.