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Veeco Expands Compound Semiconductor R&D Portfolio with Agnitron Technology

Partnership allows universities and institutions to obtain low cost MOCVD systems for materials R&D applications

Veeco Instruments has formed a strategic partnership with Agnitron Technology, a focused compound semiconductor research and development company specialising in the refurbishment and upgrade of Veeco legacy MOCVD equipment.

The partnership will allow universities and institutions to obtain low cost, reliable MOCVD systems for materials research and development applications. Additionally, Veeco R&D MOCVD system users will be able to upgrade to Agnitron's innovative Imperium software platform and have access to Agnitron's technical support team.

"Veeco's technology has served the compound semiconductor R&D and mass production markets for decades," said William J Miller, executive VP of Veeco process equipment. "We are taking the next step to expand our R&D reach with Agnitron's combined MOCVD refurbishment capabilities and differentiated software solutions. Together, we are launching compelling product offerings to a customer base that we know extremely well - leading research universities and labs around the world."

Imperium control software is available as an upgrade on Veeco's legacy Discovery and Explorer Series MOCVD systems, providing increased functionality, productivity, and support from the legacy EpiView software. As a Veeco Certified Partner, Agnitron will leverage Veeco's worldwide sales and service to expand their reach beyond the North American market.

"Partnering with a compound semiconductor equipment leader like Veeco allows us to meet the increasing worldwide demand for highly capable, low cost MOCVD solutions in the R&D space," said Andrei Osinsky, president and CEO, Agnitron Technology. "Veeco's customer connectivity will open doors to new markets in need of complete turn-key MOCVD solutions that are available with matched system components based on specific system and process needs."

Veeco and Agnitron are exhibiting at the 17th International Conference on Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (ICMOVPE) in Lausanne, Switzerland from 13 to 18th July 2014.

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