Veeco to join solid state lighting group

April 3, 2006 – Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), a supplier of epitaxial equipment used in the manufacture of high-brightness light emitting diodes, announced that it has been selected to join the Solid-State Lighting and Display Center (SSLDC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Headed by nitride researchers Shuji Nakamura, Steve DenBaars, James Speck and Umesh Mishra, the SSLDC’s mission is to develop novel materials and device technology for high efficiency solid-state lighting.

As a member company, Veeco will support research efforts in the development of new materials as well as new epitaxial growth methods for the advancement of solid-state lighting. Veeco will work in collaboration with UCSB faculty and student researchers, as well as other member companies, to address the challenges affecting the solid-state lighting industry. Since 2001 ten large solid-state lighting companies have joined SSLDC, including Veeco.


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