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Veeco Appoints New CTO for CIGS Solar Equipment Business

Published on September 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that Johannes Segner, Ph.D., recently joined the Company as Chief Technology Officer of Veeco's Solar Equipment business.

In related news, Veeco will host a Solar Technical Seminar on September 6 at EU-PVSEC in Valencia, Spain, and will exhibit its CIGS solar manufacturing equipment from September 6-9 at the tradeshow. Dr. Segner will be a featured speaker at the seminar, presenting "Designing a Best-of-Breed CIGS Thermal Deposition Factory, Lessons Learned & Future Considerations."

David Bruns, Vice President and General Manager of Veeco's CIGS Solar Equipment business, commented, "Dr. Segner has been a visionary in the use of thermal co-evaporation for production of CIGS solar modules, and will play an integral role in the strategic direction and development of our equipment and the future growth of the business. I am looking forward to showcasing his expertise at our upcoming seminar in Valencia."

Dr. Johannes Segner, Ph.D., commented, "I am excited to join Veeco at this time to help drive further progress with our CIGS thermal deposition equipment. I am also looking forward to our upcoming technical seminar next week, where industry experts and I will discuss how to achieve the promise of high-efficiency, low cost CIGS solar technology."

Veeco's CIGS Technical Seminar will be held Monday, September 6 at the Feria Valencia from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. For a detailed agenda and registration information, please visit http://www.veeco.com/support/show_training_detail.aspx?TrainingID=125

Dr. Segner joins Veeco following a 30-year career in which he has distinguished himself as a leading expert in the field of thin film coating technology. He was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Solibro GmbH, a leading manufacturer of CIGS-based solar cells that is currently producing world-leading 13% efficient CIGS modules. In his new role, Dr. Segner will be responsible for establishing Veeco's technical vision for CIGS solar products, leading the development of technology strategy for product platforms, technology roadmaps, partnerships, and external relationships.

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