Veeco Receives $4M for R&D
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.