Veeco Instruments, Inc.
| Nasdaq: VECO
Veeco Instruments, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets equipment for light emitting diodes (LEDs) and hard disk drives, as well as concentrator photovoltaics, power semiconductors, wireless components and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). The company operates its business through two segments: LED & Solar and Data Storage. The LED & Solar segment designs and manufactures metal organic chemical vapor deposition and molecular beam epitaxy systems & components. This segment serves the LEDs, wireless components, power semiconductors, concentrator photovoltaics and R&D applications. The Data Storage segment designs and manufactures systems used to create thin film magnetic heads that read and write data on hard disk drives. Its thin film magnetic heads include ion beam etch, ion beam deposition, diamond-like carbon, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, and slicing, dicing & lapping systems. Veeco Instruments history roots back to 1945 when it was founded in New York by helium leak detector inventors. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Plainview, NY.