Soon after launching a website to enable sales of pre-owned equipment (Ref: Article), Veeco reported a new partnership with Agnitron Technology, Inc. Agnitron specializes in refurbishing and upgrading Veeco legacy metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment for research and development. Veeco says that the partnership will allow universities and institutions to purchase reliable and economical MOCVD systems for materials research and development. Also, users of Veeco’s R&D MOCVD systems such as legacy Discovery and Explorer Series MOCVD systems will be able to upgrade to Agnitron’s Imperium software platform and have access to Agnitron technical support.
The Agnitron software boasts increased functionality, productivity, and support compared to the legacy EpiView™ software. As a Veeco Certified™ Partner, Agnitron will leverage Veeco’s worldwide sales and service connections to expand their reach beyond the North American market.
William J. Miller, Ph.D., executive vice president of Veeco Process Equipment stated, “We are taking the next step to expand our R&D reach with Agnitron’s combined MOCVD refurbishment capabilities and differentiated software solutions. ”