Veeco Instruments, Inc.
| Nasdaq: VECO
Veeco Instruments, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets equipment to make light emitting diodes, solar panels, hard-disk drives and other devices as well as for emerging applications such as concentrator photovoltaic's, power semiconductors, wireless components, microelectromechanical systems, and other next-generation devices. The company operates its business through following segments: LED & Solar and Data Storage. The LED & Solar segment designs and manufactures metal organic chemical vapor deposition and molecular beam epitaxy systems and components sold to manufacturers of LEDs, wireless devices, power semiconductors, and concentrator photovoltaics, as well as to R&D applications. The Data Storage segment designs and manufactures ion beam etch, ion beam deposition, diamond-like carbon, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, and dicing and slicing systems that are primarily used to create thin film magnetic heads that read and write data on hard disk drives. Veeco Instruments was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Plainview, NY.