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Veeco 推出 EPIK 700 MOCVD 系统以加快固态照明的运用

2014 年 9 月 04 日

Platform Combines Best-in-Class Yields and Highest Productivity to Lower LED Manufacturing Costs

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PLAINVIEW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq:VECO) introduced today the new TurboDisc® EPIK 700™ Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system that combines the industry’s highest productivity and best-in-class yields with low cost of operation, further enabling lower manufacturing costs for light emitting diodes (LEDs) for general lighting applications.

Veeco introduces TurboDisc EPIK700 GaN MOCVD System for high volume LED manufacturing to accelerate ...

Veeco introduces TurboDisc EPIK 700 GaN MOCVD System for high volume LED manufacturing to accelerate general lighting adoption. (Photo: Business Wire)

Based on Veeco’s proven TurboDisc technology, the EPIK 700 MOCVD system enables customers to achieve a cost per wafer savings of up to 20 percent compared to previous generations through improved wafer uniformity, reduced operating expenses, and increased productivity. The EPIK 700 system features a reactor with more than twice the capacity of current generation reactors. This increased volume, combined with productivity advancements within the reactor, results in a 2.5x throughput advantage over previous generation MOCVD systems.

“The EPIK 700 is our latest in a distinguished line of technologically advanced MOCVD reactors,” said William J. Miller , Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Veeco. “We are pleased to say that one of the world’s top LED manufacturers has thoroughly evaluated and accepted the EPIK 700 due to its production worthiness, stable process and reproducible results. We anticipate that this new product will help our customers further succeed in the solid-state lighting market, by driving down LED manufacturing costs and increasing productivity.”

Since the introduction of the TurboDisc K465i GaN MOCVD System in 2010, Veeco has steadily improved its customers’ cost of ownership and became the world’s leading MOCVD equipment supplier. In 2011, Veeco launched the industry’s first multi-reactor MOCVD system, the award-winning TurboDisc MaxBright® MOCVD System. In addition, Veeco’s MOCVD TurboDisc technology has been recognized as best in the industry by LED trade associations in each year from 2011 to 2013.

“The EPIK 700 is another game-changer for the LED industry,” said Jim Jenson , Senior Vice President and General Manager, Veeco MOCVD. “In addition to higher capacity and throughput, the system contains proprietary technologies within the reactor that improve wavelength uniformity and drive higher yields in a tighter bin. By combining the advanced TurboDisc reactor design with excellent uniformity, higher productivity, proven automation, low consumable costs and improved footprint efficiency, we have significantly improved the cost per wafer for our customers.”

According to a recent IHS Research report, LED unit penetration is expected to reach 15 percent in such key markets as China, Japan, North America and Europe by 2016 and more than double to 40 percent by 2020.

About TurboDisc EPIK 700 GaN MOCVD SYSTEM

Veeco’s new breakthrough EPIK 700 MOCVD system is the LED industry’s highest productivity MOCVD system that reduces cost per wafer by up to 20 percent compared to previous generations. Available in one-and two-reactor configurations, EPIK 700 features breakthrough technologies including the new IsoFlange™ center injection flow and TruHeat™ wafer coil that provide homogeneous laminar flow and uniform temperature profile across the entire wafer carrier. 这些技术创新保证了波长的均匀度,从而能够进一步提高良率。由于反应腔容量的增大,EPIK 700 的吞吐量可比其他系统高出 2.5 倍。专为批量生产而设计的 EPIK 700 可容纳 31x4 英寸、12x6 英寸和 6x8 英寸的承载盘。客户可以很轻松地从现有的 TurboDisc 系统切换到新的 EPIK 700 MOCVD 平台,从而快速启动高品质 LED 的生产。凭借 EPIK 700 MOCVD 平台的灵活性,将来还能在此基础上进行升级和改进,使得这个世界一流的系统一直保持与众不同。

关于 Veeco

Veeco’s process equipment solutions enable the manufacture of LEDs, flexible OLED displays, solar cells, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips. We are the market leader in LED, MBE, Ion Beam and other advanced thin film process technologies. 我们的高性能系统推动了能效、消费类电子产品和网络存储领域的创新,并且可以最大程度地提高我们客户的生产率并降低其拥有成本。For information on our company, products and worldwide service and support, please visit www.veeco.com.

To the extent that this news release discusses expectations or otherwise makes statements about the future, such statements are forward-looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include the risks discussed in the Business Description and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections of Veeco's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and press releases. Veeco does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

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