Leading Solar Cell Manufacturer Places Order for Veeco's MOCVD Deposition System

Veeco Instruments Inc. today announced that during the recently completed second quarter the Company received a multi-unit order for its TurboDisc K-475 As/P (arsenic phosphide) metal organic chemical vapor (MOCVD) deposition systems from Boeing Spectrolab Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of space solar cells and panels.

Engineered for the high-volume production of compound semiconductor materials, Veeco's TurboDisc As/P tools are being adopted by the industry as the "tool of choice" for high volume production of devices such as solar cells, red, orange and yellow HB-LEDs, laser diodes, pHEMTs and HBTs. The systems offer a level of process control and repeatability unmatched by competing MOCVD systems.

Sam DiRenzo, Vice President, General Manager, of Veeco's MOCVD business added, "We are pleased to receive this order from Spectrolab, and to continue to support their success as a world leader in advanced solar cell technology. Spectrolab's continued breakthroughs in this technology have the potential to lead to more cost-competitive solar electricity."

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