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Veeco Receives First Order for GENxcel MBE System


Chinese start-up Acken Optoelectronics to use next generation system for optical communication devices

Veeco has announced that Acken Optoelectronics, a Chinese start-up, will receive the first shipment of Veeco's new GENxcel MBE System.The GENxcel system expands on the design of Veeco's GENxplor by providing a lower cost, fully integrated deposition system that creates high quality epitaxial layers of substrates up to 4 inch in diameter.

Acken Optoelectronics specialises in development of high-speed communication devices including advanced optoelectronic communication, RF switching, and low noise amplifiers for mobile applications. The research is being led by Yiqiao Chen to capture the 5G mobile communication market. Chen used Veeco's advanced technology solutions at Columbia University where he conducted research and development on a Veeco GENII MBE system.

"Veeco's high quality and high performance MBE systems combined with their local support are unparalleled in the Chinese market," said Chen. "We are very excited to receive the first GENxcel system and are confident Veeco's systems and source technology will best enable us to advance our compound semiconductor development."

The new GENxcel system expands on the GENxplor, MBE system introduced in August 2013, with high-quality epitaxial growth on single 4 inch substrates compared to the 3 inch capabilities of the GENxplor system. The GENxcel system features an easy-to-use manual transfer system, 12 source ports and modern electronics fully integrated into a single frame design for maximum laboratory footprint efficiency.

"Many customers were asking Veeco for a modern, manual transfer, four inch wafer, MBE system. The obvious choice was to leverage the market validated design principles of the GENxplor into a larger system." said Gerry Blumenstock, VP and general manager, Veeco's MBE Business Unit. "The GENxcel is the ideal system to fulfil this market need for both R&D and pilot-production. We are so proud to work with Chen and his team at Acken to advance his cutting edge research."

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