23 April 2012

Lasertel adds Veeco MBE system to expand laser diode production capacity

Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that Lasertel Inc of Tucson, AZ, USA (a subsidiary of Finmeccanica company SELEX Galileo Inc) has purchased a second high-throughput, multi-wafer GEN200 Edge molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) production system to increase its laser diode manufacturing capacity.

“The additional GEN200 Edge production MBE system provides the extra capacity required to support the increased demand for Lasertel devices,” says Lasertel’s president Mark McElhinney. “The GEN200 system offers advanced automation, precise process control, and in-situ process monitoring. It is the core enabling technology for Lasertel’s leading-edge, high-performance semiconductor diode laser devices,” he adds.

Lasertel is enhancing the manufacturing capabilities of its 65,000-square-foot high-volume semiconductor laser fabrication and packaging facility in Tucson to support growing demand for its existing product portfolio. This increases its in-house complement of MBE tools to four, with the latest to be used to accelerate the development of next-generation, high-performance diode laser products. The expansion is planned to be completed by fourth-quarter 2012.

“We look forward to supporting Lasertel in their continued growth with the Veeco GEN200 system, part of our suite of the industry’s most cost-effective and highest-capacity production MBE systems,” says Jim Northup, VP & general manager of Veeco’s MBE operations.

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