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Veeco Solar Team to Present at Worldwide Industry Events

April, 29, 2010

Plainview, NY, April 29, 2010 -- Veeco Instruments Inc. today announced that the Veeco Solar group will present at various industry events during May.

Veeco will hold a Solar Technical Seminar on May 6, 2010 in Shanghai, China.  Keynote Speaker Zhou Chun Lin of China Industrial Association of Power Sources (TIPS/CIAPS) will present Development of the Photovoltaic Industry in China Various experts from Veeco will provide valuable insight into the low cost potential of CIGS (copper, indium, gallium and (di)selenide) solar cell manufacturing.

Wa Mo, Veeco's Sales Director for China, will appear at SNEC PV Power Expo on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 in Shanghai, China. Mr. Mo will present Manufacturing Advancements in CIGS Thin Film Deposition Equipment during the Thin Film Cell Forum session. 

Andrew Masters, Veeco's Vice President, Metrology Strategic Marketing and Development, will present at the Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 in San Jose, CA.  Mr. Masters will present The Need for 3-D Surface Characterization in PV Solar Cell Manufacturing .

At these events, Veeco experts will speak about the low cost potential of CIGS solar cell manufacturing as well as PV surface characterization for optimizing photovoltaic cell efficiency and reducing production costs.  Veeco's FastFlex(tm) CIGS Deposition Systems feature linear thermal evaporation sources that are designed to lower material costs by over 50% compared to other deposition technologies and to reduce cost of ownership by up to 40% compared to standard deposition methods such as sputtering.  Veeco's optical and stylus profilers provide the fast and extremely precise characterization data necessary to assist solar cell manufacturers in the development, quantification, qualification and/or monitoring of various key processes.

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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