Veeco Acquires NanoDevices’ Probe Business

Woodbury, NY and Santa Barbara, CA 6/5/03—Veeco Instruments has acquired NanoDevices’ atomic force microscope (AFM) probes business for an undisclosed

amount. NanoDevices sells silicon metrology, silicon nitride metrology and probe matrix array metrology AFM probes. NanoDevices announced that its

EasyTube business has reorganized as a new company, First Nano. The EasyTube NanoFurnace creates carbon nanotubes using carbon decomposition and catalyzed

chemical vapor deposition. Carbon nanotubes are nanostructures that exhibit electronic and mechanical properties.

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