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Veeco Appoints Gordon Hunter to Board of Directors

June, 14, 2010

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Jun 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) announced that Gordon Hunter has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Hunter, age 58, currently serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), a provider of circuit protection products and solutions with annual sales of $430 million in 2009. He also serves on the Council of Advisors of Shure Incorporated.

John R. Peeler, Veeco's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We welcome Gordon to Veeco's Board, and look forward to having the advice and strategic thinking of a seasoned technology industry veteran. Gordon has a deep background in international sales, marketing and operations. As Veeco continues to rapidly expand our business globally in the high-growth "clean tech" segment, we are confident that Gordon will be a valued advisor to our team."

Mr. Hunter has been a director of Littelfuse since June 2002 and became the Company's Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2005. Prior to joining Littelfuse, Mr. Hunter was Vice President, Intel Communications Group, and General Manager, Optical Products Group. Mr. Hunter was responsible for managing Intel's access and optical communications business segments within the Intel Communications Group. Prior to joining Intel in February 2002, he served as President of Elo TouchSystems, a subsidiary of Raychem Corporation. Mr. Hunter also served in a variety of positions during a 20-year career at Raychem Corporation, including Vice President of Commercial Electronics and a variety of sales, marketing, engineering and management positions. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool, England, and an MBA from London Business School.

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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