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Jul 17th, 2014
 
Veeco expands compound semiconductor R&D portfolio with Agnitron Technology strategic partnership
 
Offering refurbished MOCVD systems and upgraded software controls for materials research applications.
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Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) has formed a strategic partnership with Agnitron Technology, Inc., a focused compound semiconductor research and development company specializing in the refurbishment and upgrade of Veeco legacy metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment.

This 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, Ph.D., Executive Vice President 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 Dr. Andrei Osinsky, President and CEO, Agnitron Technology, Inc. “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.”

 

 
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