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12 May 2016

Veeco GEN200 MBE system chosen by Israel's SemiConductor Devices for IR detector production expansion

Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that infrared (IR) detector and laser diode maker SemiConductor Devices (SCD) of Haifa, Israel has purchased a GEN200 molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system to meet the growing demand for the production of IR detectors. 

SCD says that it has a vertical R&D, integration and production structure that allows close control of products, throughout the various processes, from crystal growth to device packaging and testing. In-house capabilities include semiconductor processing, LPE and MBE growth, VLSI design, dewar and vacuum technology, assembly and radiometric modeling and testing.

"The addition of another Veeco GEN200 MBE system is attributed to our great experience with Veeco production MBE systems and their clear, demonstrated expertise in epitaxial deposition," comments Dr Eli Weiss, VP of SCD Epitaxial Materials. "Our capacity expansion using Veeco's superior technology enables us to meet the growing demand for IR detectors based on our patented XBn and T2SL technologies."

The worldwide market for commercial and dual-use IR systems is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10% from $3.2bn in 2015 to $5.6bn in 2021, according to market research firm Maxtech International Inc, which also reports that newer IR detectors are increasingly being produced using MBE technology.

"We are pleased that SCD, an industry innovator, has selected another Veeco GEN200 MBE system to ramp their production of IR detectors," says Gerry Blumenstock, VP of Veeco MBE Operations. "Compared to other MBE systems, the novel design of the GEN200 provides excellent productivity with superior material quality in growing III/V antimonide-based wafers for IR sensors and laser diodes," he adds. "In addition, the GEN200 has Veeco's patented source technology for difficult-to-evaporate corrosive materials such as antimony."

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