LED cost and manufacturing topics of Veeco LED maker gathering in Taiwan

July 20, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq:VECO) hosted more than 150 LED manufacturers and customers of its metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) products recently during its MOCVD User Meeting in Tainan, Taiwan. The talks largely focused on reducing light emitting diode (LED) cost through manufacturing, as well as using silicon as an LED substrate.

Representatives from most of Taiwan’s top LED manufacturers such as Epistar Corporation, FOREPI, Genesis Photonics Inc. (GPI), Huga Optotech Inc., Tekcore Co. Ltd., Epileds Co. Ltd., and Arima Optoelectronics Corp. attended.

Invited speaker Charles Li, Ph.D., VP of R&D at LED maker GPI, presented “The Trend of LED Chips for Lighting.” He addressed key drivers that will help to commercialize LEDs for general lighting, such as cost reduction, which can be achieved by developing better high-current LED chip technology.

Jia Lee, Ph.D., Veeco’s senior director of marketing and business development, also spoke on LED manufacturing costs, focusing on Veeco’s TurboDisc MOCVD offerings. Veeco recently introduced a new suite of MOCVD systems based on its TurboDisc technology, aiming for reduced LED manufacturing costs.

An update on gallium nitride on silicon (GaN on Si) LED manufacturing came from Kenny Sun, Ph.D., Veeco’s director, Taiwan Technology Center (TTC), located in Hsinchu Park. Dr. Sun also presented the mission of Veeco’s TTC and technical projects since its establishment a year ago. Veeco’s Taiwan Technology Center conducts process demonstrations, arranges rapid start programs to transfer best known methods, provides early access to evaluate system upgrades, and supports joint technology development programs. It is equipped with Veeco’s MOCVD systems.

Tim Liu, Veeco VP & Greater China country manager, said the event enables Veeco to share its MOCVD solutions to problems of yield, productivity, and fab costs.

Veeco’s process equipment solutions enable the manufacture of optoelectronics, LEDs, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips. For information, please visit www.veeco.com.

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