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SCD expands capacity with Veeco MBE system

GEN200 technology to help meet growing demand for IR detector

Veeco has announced that SemiConductor Devices (SCD), a Haifa-based supplier of high-end infrared (IR) detectors and laser diodes, has purchased a Veeco GEN200 MBE system to meet  expanding demand for the production of IR detectors.  

"The addition of another Veeco GEN200 MBE system is attributed to our great experience with Veeco production MBE systems and their clear, demonstrated expertise in epitaxial deposition," said Eli Weiss, VP of SCD epitaxial materials. "Our capacity expansion using Veeco's superior technology enables us to meet the growing demand for IR detectors based on our patented XBn and T2SL technologies."

According to Maxtech International, a market research firm based in Sarasota, Florida, the worldwide market for commercial and dual-use IR systems is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10 percent, from $3.2 billion in 2015 to $5.6 billion in 2021. Maxtech International also reports that newer IR detectors are increasingly being produced with MBE technology.

"We are pleased that SCD, an industry innovator, has selected another Veeco GEN200 MBE system to ramp their production of IR detectors," said Gerry Blumenstock, VP of Veeco MBE operations.

"Compared to other MBE systems, the novel design of the GEN200 provides excellent productivity with superior material quality in growing III/V Antimonide-based wafers for IR sensors and laser diodes.  In addition, the GEN200 has Veeco's patented source technology for difficult-to-evaporate corrosive materials such as antimony."

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