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Veeco Joins Prestigious Microsystems Industrial Group

July, 13, 2009


Veeco Instruments (Plainview, NY) has joined the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG), an exclusive member industry consortium formed by Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) in Cambridge, MA. As part of this collaboration, Veeco has donated an NT9800 Optical Profiler outfitted with the In-Motion™ MEMS Package and a Dimension™ 3100 Scanning Probe Microscope to the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


“This is a great opportunity for Veeco to formalize our collaboration with Microsystems Technology Laboratories and the other leading companies and institutions that make up the Microsystems Industrial Group,” said Mark R. Munch, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Veeco Metrology. “The precision measurement capabilities of our optical profilers and atomic force microscopes will assist the advancement of research and development in energy generation and storage, biological microelectromechanical systems (bioMEMS), and other emerging industrial markets. In addition, this gives Veeco yet another important means of remaining connected with the research community and the technological needs of tomorrow.”

Professor Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Director of MTL, commented, “We are excited that Veeco Instruments has joined the MIG. We look forward to a productive collaboration with Veeco in a number of research areas, including nanotechnology, advanced metrology, bioMEMS characterization, and compound semiconductor devices.”


MTL is located on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, Cambridge, Massachusetts.



About Veeco

Veeco Instruments Inc. designs, manufactures, markets and services enabling solutions for customers in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial markets. We have leading technology positions in our three businesses: LED & Solar Process Equipment, Data Storage Process Equipment, and Metrology Instruments. Veeco's product development, marketing, engineering and manufacturing facilities are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific.


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, 2009 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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