Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO), a leading global provider of precision
metrology solutions for scientific and industrial markets, today announced the
ContourGT(TM) Surface Metrology Product Family, Veeco's 10th generation of precision,
non-contact, 3D optical surface profilers that delivers up to 10x capacity and
throughput improvements over other systems on demanding surface measurements
and analyses, enabling new levels of efficiency and capability.
Based on Veeco's industry-leading white light interferometry (WLI) technology
and designed to complement Veeco's current NT9000(TM) Series of profilers, the
ContourGT Family includes significant improvements in measurement hardware,
compute platform, operating and analysis software and user interface to provide
the industry's most advanced and easiest-to-use family of non-contact 3D optical
The ContourGT Family is optimized to address a wide range of advanced production
QA/QC and R&D precision machining and manufacturing applications within
the high brightness LED, solar, ophthalmic, semiconductor, medical device and
academic research markets.
"The ContourGT Family elevates Veeco's WLI platform to a new level of
excellence and productivity," said Mark R. Munch, Ph.D, Executive Vice
President, Veeco Metrology & Instrumentation. "These profilers deliver
the highest quality results with an extremely intuitive software workflow to
enable greater measurement throughput and faster access to critical measurement
data. We believe the ContourGT platform will help our customers increase yield
while decreasing their manufacturing costs."
Ross Q. Smith, Vice President & General Manager, Veeco Metrology &
Instrumentation, added, "With industry-leading resolution and signal-to-noise
ratio, combined with its new compute platform, Vision64(TM) software and user
interface, the ContourGT Family provides a new paradigm for efficiency in production
and R&D surface metrology applications. Plus, its modular design and enhanced
control logic that improves system reliability allows Veeco to offer a longer
standard warranty for the ContourGT products."
The ContourGT Family features patented, higher brightness dual-LED illumination
that, when combined with the system's superior vertical resolution, greatly
improves sensitivity and stability and enables precision non-contact 3D surface
metrology in difficult applications and environments that are challenging for
other WLI-based systems. The ContourGT Family also features new Veeco-developed
Vision64 operating and analysis software and the industry's most intuitive,
modular user interface that provides user-level-customization capabilities for
the widest possible range of surface profiling metrology applications.