The LED-toolmaking company Veeco Instruments Inc., of Plainview, has won a multiunit order for its new high-performance tool, to be purchased by a Chinese manufacturer.
The buyer, Elec-Tech International, will use the equipment at its Wuhu, China, factory.
The product purchased is the TurboDisc MaxBright MOCVD System for making high-brightness light-emitting diodes. The nanotechnology systems use the metal-organic chemical vapor deposition method to gradually build diodes, computer hard drives and solar energy cells by adding layer upon layer of compounds.
“Our goal is to become one of the top three LED companies by output and sales revenue in China within two years, and we have an aggressive plan to achieve this goal," Tony Wang, chairman of Elec-Tech, said in a news statement released Tuesday by Veeco.
"By adding Veeco’s new multi-chamber MaxBright, we expect to be able to compete in a very high-production environment and drive down the cost of LEDs. We are excited by what we have seen with MaxBright in terms of its cost-of-ownership model, ease-of-use, and the great footprint advantage it will offer us.”
Veeco makes equipment to develop and manufacture LEDs, solar panels, hard disk drives and other devices. It has product development, manufacturing, sales and service sites in the United States, Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Japan, Europe and other locations.
Above, one of Veeco's LED-making machines.