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Veeco Receives Milestone Order for its Industry Leading MBE R&D System

September, 01, 2016

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Purchases the 25th GENxplor R&D MBE System 

Plainview, N.Y., September 1, 2016 – Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that it has received an order to deliver the 25th GENxplor™ R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System to Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology based in Haifa, Israel.   Introduced in August 2013, the GENxplor system is the number one selling R&D MBE system to universities and research institutions.

The system will be used by the Oxide Electronics Group for the epitaxial growth of high-quality oxide materials for their development into applications, including next-generation logic, memory, sensing, and optoelectronics devices. The Oxide Electronics Group is a member of Micro-Nano Electronics Center at the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Technion. 

“Veeco has earned their reputation for having innovative and reliable MBE technology,” said Assistant Professor Lior Kornblum, who heads the Oxide Electronics Group. “The flexibility and superior technology of the GENxplor system, combined with the unique design of its enhanced e-beam evaporation solution, will enable us to accurately grow materials with exotic physics, which has exciting potential in developing new devices."

The GENxplor system deposits high quality epitaxial layers on substrates up to 3” in diameter and is used for a wide variety of applications such as developing high-speed transistors, night vision systems, and wireless technology.  Its efficient single frame design combines all vacuum hardware with on-board electronics to make it up to forty percent smaller than other MBE systems, saving valuable lab space. 

“The GENxplor has quickly become the industry’s premiere R&D MBE system by enabling essential compound semiconductor epitaxial research around the world,” said Gerry Blumenstock, Vice President, MBE Products.  “Veeco strives to enable the industry’s most innovative visionaries by continuously introducing new technology and maintaining an aggressive product roadmap to keep the MBE community moving forward.  We are proud of this milestone order and look forward to the results of Professor Kornblum’s research.”

About Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Established in 1912 under the Ottoman Empire and more than 35 years before the State of Israel, the Technion is the oldest university in the country and is among the most selective. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. It has 19 academic faculties, 60 research centers and 12 affiliated teaching hospitals. Since its founding, it has awarded more than 100,000 degrees and its graduates are cited for providing the skills and education behind the creation and protection of the State of Israel.  To learn more, please visit

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. For information on our company, products and worldwide service and support, please visit

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