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Veeco Launches SPM Community Forum and Resource Website

May, 04, 2010

Plainview, NY, May 4, 2010 -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), the leading provider of scanning probe microscopes (SPM) to the nanoscience community and industrial sectors, today announced the launch of “ The Nanoscale World ,”an online community resource and forum website for SPM & Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) collaboration. The Nanoscale World offers AFM researchers a direct means of interacting with the most advanced and active SPM community in the world enabling collaborative feedback and scientific interaction on a wide range of SPM related topics.  


Building upon a decade of experience hosting Veeco’s online “SPM Digest,” the Nanoscale World joins Veeco Labs Research Grants and Veeco’s yearly hosting of the Seeing at the Nanoscale international conference, as premier community-wide collaboration between Veeco and the world’s top AFM scientists and institutions.


Stephen Minne, Senior Director of Applications Development of Veeco’s AFM Business, commented, “The Nanoscale World will replace our current SPM Digest and will provide the SPM research community with a unique opportunity to connect within one location, furthering the science of SPM, AFM and related fields. Additionally, the Nanoscale World is a great source of information for SPM related information, such as application notes and technical articles. Involvement is open to any researchers regardless of application or AFM brand use.”


By visiting the site and registering as part of the community, users will be able to partake in all forum discussions and access an exhaustive collection of webinars, videos, application notes, technical articles, images and information provided by both Veeco and the AFM community. The site also provides an exclusive access area for Veeco SPM owners to find system manuals, technical briefs, software updates, and other downloads.


After over a decade of service to the SPM community, the SPM Digest will go offline this September. Until then, all postings to the SPM Digest will be mirrored to the Nanoscale World community. For more information on the Nanoscale World, or to sign up to become a member of the world’s largest AFM online community, please visit , email , or call +1 (805) 967-2700.


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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