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Asahi Kasei Microdevices Chooses Veeco MBE System

GEN200 and SUMO cells to be used for production of infrared sensors

Veeco has announced ay that Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM), an electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has purchased a GEN200 MBE System and SUMO Effusion Cells for production of infrared sensors in Japan.

 "Veeco clearly demonstrated their expertise and their system's superior process performance capability, making the choice to select their MBE technology an easy decision," said Yoshihiko Shibata, general manager, Fuji Manufacturing Centre.   

"The GEN200 provides us with superior heater performance and the SUMO Effusion Cells offer exceptional uniformity and process stability that are required to meet our demanding sensor production requirements."

Based on customer feedback, the GEN200 MBE System delivers a compelling cost of ownership through long campaigns and excellent wafer quality in the production of GaAs and InP-based wafers for infrared sensors and laser diodes. The system also features a modular architecture that allows a significantly smaller footprint than comparable MBE systems and allows for up to two growth modules for greater throughput. 

 "We are pleased that AKM, a highly regarded industry innovator, selected the GEN200 system to expand their production of high performance infrared sensors," said Gerry Blumenstock, Vice President of Veeco's MBE Operations.   "This win underscores Veeco's market leadership in production MBE, proven technology and world-class service and support."

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