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Veeco Introduces SPECTOR-HT Ion Beam Deposition System

April, 16, 2012
Industry's Highest Throughput System for Precision Optical Thin Film Applications

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Apr 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --At the SPIE Photonics Europe Trade Show in Brussels, Belgium, Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) today introduced the SPECTOR-HT (TM) Ion Beam Deposition (IBD) System. Used to create thin film coatings for the optical market, the SPECTOR-HT provides up to 400% increase in throughput, 300% increase in target utilization and 50% improvement in material uniformity compared to previous SPECTOR generations. In addition, the new system offers exceptional film quality, and a cost-effective manufacturing platform for a variety of optical applications, including precision optics, lasers, life sciences, biomedical devices, and telecommunications.

Robert P. Oates, Executive Vice President, Veeco Ion Beam Equipment, commented, "With over 200 systems installed worldwide, Veeco is the recognized industry leader in ion beam deposition coatings for the optical industry. The new SPECTOR-HT system offers unparalleled throughput advantages, and a cost-effective platform compared to competing optical deposition technologies, such as physical vapor deposition (PVD), evaporative coatings or ion assisted deposition."

The SPECTOR-HT is the industry's first fully automated ion beam deposition system to achieve accelerated deposition rates at speeds comparable to PVD while maintaining high quality, optimal films for challenging production requirements. It delivers an increased deposition rate on lot sizes up to twice as large as those in previous SPECTOR generations.

For more information on the SPECTOR-HT, please visit us at our SPIE booth #G323 or go to .

About Veeco

Veeco makes equipment to develop and manufacture optoelectronics, LEDs, solar cells, hard disk drives and other devices. We support our customers through product development, manufacturing, sales and service sites in the U.S., Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Japan, Europe and other locations. Please visit us at .

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, 2011 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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