Veeco Instruments Inc. of Woodbury, N.Y., and Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI) of Gwangju, South Korea, announced today that they will work together to advance solid-state lighting. Under the agreement, Veeco will place its GaNzilla metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) tool used in the manufacture of HB-LEDs (high-brightness LEDs), technical experts and other process support into KOPTI's facility, which is Korea's only integrated research institution devoted to photonics technology. The Veeco-KOPTI site will be used for research and development, training and demonstrations both for KOPTI's R&D efforts as well other Korean HB-LED manufacturers. In addition, Veeco and its LED customers can use KOPTI's LED characterization and chip fabrication facilities. The agreement also includes possible sharing of solid-state lighting technology and intellectual property created as a result of the collaboration.