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Veeco Delivers Quest Broadband Monitor System to Accelerate Optical Coating Production

June, 21, 2016
Plainview, N.Y., June 21, 2016 -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that Evaporated Coatings, Inc., (ECI) has qualified Veeco's Quest™ Optical Broadband Monitor System for the production of high-end optical coatings on a Veeco SPECTOR® Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) system. 

ECI, a leading manufacturer of thin film optical coatings and long-time customer of Veeco, specializes in high-end, custom-designed solutions for glass, plastics, fibers, molded polymers, optics, metal, semiconductors, and crystals. ECI operates multiple Veeco SPECTOR IBS systems in their Willow Grove, PA production facility.

"Veeco's ion beam sputtering technology has been an essential part of our optical coating business," said Robert Schaffer, President of ECI. "The SPECTOR system exceeds yield and device performance requirements for all of our applications and the Quest Broadband Monitor integrates seamlessly with our equipment to ensure that we are operating at the highest productivity levels possible.  These benefits and the new levels of performance enable us to expand our product offerings."

Veeco's Quest Broadband Optical Monitor system offers precise sputtering control directly on production substrates and provides up to ten times improvement in layer thickness accuracy compared to previous generations for exact manufacturing control.

"We are pleased to help ECI achieve their goal to develop and produce high quality optical coatings with low optical loss and superior film properties," said Adrian Devasahayam, Ph.D., Vice President of Veeco Optical Products and Marketing.  "Customers and the industry alike have recognized the Quest Broadband Monitor for optimizing and enhancing SPECTOR IBS optical coating production capabilities. We continue to innovate for our customers by introducing value-added features to the Quest, such as system diagnostics, improved operator efficiency and real-time material characterization."  


About Evaporated Coatings, Inc.

Evaporated Coatings, Inc. has been supplying high precision optical coatings for more than 50 years. Vacuum deposition technology has progressed significantly over the years and ECI has remained on the forefront of this dynamic field. Through SBIR grants, direct research and development contracts for the U.S. government, and goal-directed research efforts for companies large and small, ECI has developed many original thin film designs and processes. Current coating designs are applied using some of the newest and most progressive deposition methods. Learn more at

About Veeco

Veeco's process equipment solutions enable the manufacture of LEDs, displays, power electronics, compound semiconductors, hard disk drives, semiconductors, MEMS and wireless chips. We are the leader in MOCVD, MBE, Ion Beam, Wet Etch single wafer processing and other advanced thin film process technologies. Our high performance systems drive innovation in energy efficiency, consumer electronics and network storage and allow our customers to maximize productivity and achieve lower cost of ownership. 


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Jeffrey Pina 

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