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Epistar, LED 대량 생산을 위해 Veeco의 새 EPIK 700 MOCVD 시스템 선택

2014년 9월 26일

PLAINVIEW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq:VECO) announced today that Epistar Corporation (TSE:2448) has successfully evaluated and accepted the new TurboDisc® EPIK 700™ Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system for the production of light emitting diodes (LEDs).

“As the leader in LED technology and commercialization, it is vital that we continue to push our roadmap to reduce solid state lighting costs with the most innovative and efficient production solutions available,” said Dr. MJ Jou, President, Epistar Corporation. “EPIK’s performance, reliability and production readiness, as well as the support we received from Veeco during the beta testing phase, fully met our high manufacturing standards. The seamless recipe transfer from our installed base of Veeco K465i™ and MaxBright® systems to the EPIK 700 is allowing us to quickly produce production-quality LED devices. In addition, the EPIK 700’s cost of ownership advantage will help reduce our cost per wafer, making it a highly attractive platform for our future capacity expansions.”

Based on Veeco’s proven TurboDisc technology, the newly launched EPIK 700 MOCVD system enables customers to achieve a cost per wafer savings of up to 20 percent compared to previous MOCVD systems through improved wafer uniformity, reduced operating expenses and increased productivity.

“Given Epistar’s position as one of the world’s top LED manufacturers, we are excited to have achieved this significant milestone and look forward to supporting future Epistar expansions in Taiwan and China,” said Jim Jenson, Senior Vice President, Veeco MOCVD Operations. “Our goal at Veeco is to help customers further accelerate the solid-state lighting market by driving down LED manufacturing costs and increasing productivity. We are gratified by this strong endorsement of EPIK 700’s production-readiness.”

About TurboDisc EPIK 700 GaN MOCVD SYSTEM

Veeco’s new breakthrough EPIK 700 MOCVD system is the LED industry’s highest productivity MOCVD system that reduces cost per wafer by up to 20 percent compared to previous generations. Available in one-and two-reactor configurations, EPIK 700 features breakthrough technologies including the new IsoFlange™ and TruHeat™ technologies that provide homogeneous laminar flow and uniform temperature profile across the entire wafer carrier. 이러한 기술적 혁신은 파장 균일성을 가능하게 하여 더 좁은 빈에서 좋은 수율을 얻을 수 있습니다. EPIK 700은 자체적으로 큰 리액터 크기 덕분에 기타 시스템에 비해 2.5x throughput 이점이 있습니다. 대량 생산을 위해 설계된 EPIK 700은 31x4", 12x6" 및 6x8" 웨이퍼 carrier 크기를 사용할 수 있습니다. 고객은 쉽게 기존 TurboDisc 시스템에서 새로운 EPIK 700 MOCVD 플랫폼으로 공정을 이송하여 고품질 LED를 빠르게 생산할 수 있습니다. 이 정상급 시스템은 융통성 있는 EPIK 700 MOCVD 플랫폼을 통해 향후 업그레이드, 추가 이점 및 향상된 기능을 제공하여 기타 시스템과 차별성을 지닙니다.

About Epistar Corporation

Epistar Corporation, located in the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan, is a premier manufacturer of high brightness LEDs for lighting, backlighting, mobile and other applications. Its common stock is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 2448. Visit this link for more information: http://www.epistar.com.tw/index_en.php.

Veeco 소개

Veeco’s process equipment solutions enable the manufacture of LEDs, flexible OLED displays, solar cells, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips. We are the market leader in LED, MBE, Ion Beam and other advanced thin film process technologies. Veeco의 고성능 시스템은 에너지 효율, 가전제품 및 네트워크 저장의 혁신을 주도하며 이를 통해 고객 여러분의 생산성 극대화 및 소유 비용 절감을 달성할 수 있습니다. For information on our company, products and worldwide service and support, please visit www.veeco.com.

To the extent that this news release discusses expectations or otherwise makes statements about the future, such statements are forward-looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include the risks discussed in the Business Description and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections of Veeco's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and press releases. Veeco does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

Source: Veeco Instruments Inc.

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