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Veeco to Host 6th Annual International Nanoscience Conference in Europe

January, 14, 2008

WOODBURY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2008--Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), a leading provider of instrumentation to the nanoscience community, announced that on-line registration and call for papers are now open for the "Seeing at the Nanoscale VI" conference to be held in Berlin, Germany at the Maritim proArte Hotel on July 9-11, 2008. Celebrating its sixth year, the conference provides an optimum setting for scientists to share information on a wide-variety of cutting-edge nanotechnology topics. The event is sponsored by Veeco Instruments and supported by the Department of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin.

"Seeing at the Nanoscale has become a prime international event featuring the latest advances in nanoscience with scanning probes and their strong impact on nanotechnologies," commented this year's conference chairman, Physics Professor Dr. Jurgen P. Rabe from Humboldt University Berlin. "This is a very exciting time in the nanosciences, and I am looking forward to the innovations and research that will be discussed this year. The last time the conference was held in Europe, it was an outstanding success, and I am delighted to welcome everyone to Berlin!"

The three-day conference, themed "Exploring the Future of Nanotechnology," provides both a platform and a tremendous opportunity for scientists worldwide to discuss their latest discoveries, and to share their research on next-generation nanotechnology with their peers and other visionaries in the field of nanoscience. Each year the conference hosts several hundred international researchers and scientists. Conference sessions for 2008 include:

      Session I Extending the limits of SPM: high speed scanning,
                 ultra high resolution imaging, multiple probe SPM,
                 novel probes
          Chair Georg Schitter, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
        Keynote Toshio Ando, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
Invited Speaker Oscar Custance, National Institute for Materials
                 Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan
     Session II From single biomolecules to cells: using AFM and
                 combined AFM-optical
          Chair Hans Oberleithner, Universitat Munster, Munster,
        Keynote Daniel Muller, BIOTEC, Dresden, Germany
Invited Speaker Clive Roberts, Chair of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology,
                 School of Pharmacy and Director of the Nottingham
                 Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre The University
                 of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Session III Next generation materials and polymer systems
          Chair G.J. Vancso, Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The
        Keynote Jiro Kumaki, Yashima Super-structured Helix Project,
                 ERATO, JST, Nagoya, Japan
Invited Speaker Christian Fretigny, CNRS, Paris, France
     Session IV Beyond topography: measurement of physical properties
                 at the Nanoscale - nanomechanical, electrical,
                 optical, magnetic and thermal
          Chair Robert W. Stark, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat
                 Munchen, Munich, Germany
        Keynote Wilfried Vandervorst, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium and Dept.
                 Physics, KULeuven, Belgium
Invited Speaker Ozgur Sahin, Harvard University, USA

Additional conference information, registration and abstract submission can be found at Don't miss out on one of the premier nanoscience events of 2008. Register today!

About Veeco

Veeco Instruments Inc. provides solutions for nanoscale applications in the worldwide data storage, semiconductor, HB-LED/wireless 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

    CONTACT: Veeco Instruments Inc.
             Debra Wasser, 516-677-0200 x1472
             SVP, Investor Relations & Corp. Communications
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             European Marketing Communication Manager
             Metrology & Instrumentation:
             Karen Gertz, 805-967-2700 x2412
             Metrology Marketing Communications

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