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Veeco Receives $4M for R&D

Photonics Spectra
Sep 2011
Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainville, N.Y., a manufacturer of LEDs, solar panels and hard disk drives, was awarded $4 million in R&D matching funds by the US Department of Energy to support high-efficiency solid-state lighting projects. The award is for a project targeted at lowering manufacturing costs and improving the brightness and efficiency of LEDs by using novel materials, substrates and deposition technologies. Crystalline nitride semiconductor materials provider Kyma Technologies of Raleigh, N.C., will supply materials and services to Veeco as part of the project.



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backlighting
The forming of a clear silhouette of an object by placing a light source behind it. Used in machine vision when surface features of an object are not important.
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