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Who:
Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota, visited Veeco St. Paul on Friday, May 8 from 3:15-4 p.m.

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty Visits Veeco St. Paul Facility

St. Paul, MN | Posted on May 12th, 2009

Where:
Veeco, 4900 Constellation Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Why:
Veeco is a reliable, market leading manufacturer of equipment for solar and other high-tech industries. The Governor was interested in learning about Veeco's recent business growth as a key Minnesota employer focused on green energy technology. Veeco's St. Paul workforce grew by 22% to 85 last year along with a 40% growth in the business' revenues. The growth is expected to continue as renewable energy technologies take hold.

What:
Governor Pawlenty toured Veeco's 115,000 square foot facility, learning about Veeco's technology and equipment that enable manufacture of thin film solar cells. Pawlenty met with Company management and employees to discuss the benefits of Veeco's equipment and the products that are made by Veeco's customers. Veeco's products are critical "building blocks" used to the manufacture CIGS (copper, indium, gallium, selenium) based solar cells in mass production, producing low cost, high efficiency solar panels. Veeco sells its equipment to many of the world's leading manufacturers of CIGS solar cells.

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About Veeco Instruments Inc.
Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures enabling solutions for customers in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial markets. We have leading technology positions in our three businesses: LED & Solar Process Equipment, Data Storage Process Equipment, and Metrology Instruments. Veecos manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and APAC.

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Contacts:
Molly Doran
Veeco Instruments Inc.
4900 Constellation Drive
St. Paul, MN 55127 U.S.A.
Tel 651-494-5511
Fax 651-482-0600
www.veeco.com/solar

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