Veeco Receives Orders for Five MBE Systems

Oct 24, 2007

St. Paul, MN, October 24, 2007-Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that it has received five orders during the third quarter of 2007 for its Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) systems. The orders extend across the complete Veeco product line including an R&D GEN930(TM) system, two pilot-production GEN20(TM) systems, and two production GEN200® systems. These systems were sold to global customers in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

The systems ordered are planned for a wide-range of research and development efforts as well as pilot production. Customers' applications of MBE technology range from III-V research to novel devices for commercial applications in alternative energy and lighting.

"The recent ramp in MBE system activity is evidence that Veeco provides a unique value proposition to our customers through our technology, customer support and cost of ownership advantages," said Jeffrey Hohn, Vice President and General Manager, Veeco MBE Operations. "We are excited to see MBE technology being adopted for novel material and device requirements such as alternative energy and lighting applications. We will continue to drive growth of our MBE business through further investments in these opportunities."

Veeco Instruments Inc., the world's leading supplier of MBE and MOCVD epitaxial equipment, provides solutions for nanoscale applications in the worldwide data storage, LED/wireless, semiconductor and scientific research markets. Our Metrology products are used to measure at the nanoscale and our Process Equipment tools help create nanoscale devices. Veeco's manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona and Minnesota. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Veeco can be found at

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