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Epistar 認為 Veeco 的全新 EPIK 700 有機金屬化學氣相沉積 (MOCVD) 系統能提高 LED 的產量

2014 年 09 月 26 日

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. 這些技術創新可產生均勻的波長,在更為緊密的生產需求下帶動更高的產量。拜大型反應器之賜,EPIK 700 可提供高出其他系統 2.5 倍的生產量。EPIK 700 專為大量生產所設計,可容納 31x4 英寸、12x6 英寸和 6x8 英寸的晶圓載具。客戶可以輕易地將製程從現有的 TurboDisc 系統轉移至全新的 EPIK 700 MOCVD 平台,快速啟動高品質 LED 的生產。由於 EPIK 700 MOCVD 平台的彈性特點,未來將有更多的升級、更多的附加優勢以及強化功能持續推出,突顯出此世界級系統的與眾不同。

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.

關於 Veeco

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. 我們的優越系統推動了能源效率、消費型電子產品和網絡存儲設備方面的創新,讓我們的客戶可以盡可能提高產率、降低成本。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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