Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), manufactures enabling solutions for customers
in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial
mark, announced today that Bridgelux, Inc., a U.S. lighting company and leading
supplier of energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED)-based light sources, has
placed a multi-unit order for Veeco's TurboDisc® K465™ gallium nitride
(GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems to support its
“Bridgelux is focused on enabling mass adoption of LED-based solid-state
lighting by reducing the cost of light for the general lighting market,”
stated Mark Swoboda, Bridgelux Chief Executive Officer. “Bridgelux is
committed to the advancement of our core LED materials and process technologies.
We expect Veeco to be a strategic partner for our manufacturing expansion.”
Bill Miller, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD
Operations, commented, “We are pleased to have been selected by Bridgelux
to meet their production ramp for interior and exterior general illumination
applications. Bridgelux is an important industry player, and we are very excited
to secure this important new customer.”
The Veeco TurboDisc K465 GaN MOCVD System is the only production-proven, fully
automated MOCVD platform available on the market today. The "K-Series"
MOCVD platform includes the K465 for GaN LED applications and the K475 for arsenic
phosphide (As/P) LED and solar applications. These fully-automated platforms
have demonstrated high productivity and reduced cost of ownership in the industry’s
latest volume production fabs.