Veeco Reports $9M in Japanese Orders.PLAINVIEW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 1998--
Data Storage Manufacturers Buy Process Equipment Tools for
Advanced MR/GMR Applications
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These equipment orders come a year after Veeco opened a direct sales and service center in Japan. "This significant improvement in bookings from Japan is a result of our now being able to offer customers local applications and service support," stated Emmanuel Lakios, President of Veeco's Process Equipment Group. "It is also evidence of the continuing acceptance of ion beam deposition for MR and GMR thin film head manufacturing."
Veeco Instruments Inc., headquartered in Plainview, New York Plainview is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA. The population was 25,637 at the 2000 census.
Plainview and its neighboring hamlet, Old Bethpage, share a school system, library, fire department and water , is a worldwide leader in Metrology tools for the data storage and semiconductor industries, and Process Equipment etch and deposition tools for the data storage industry. Manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York, California and Arizona. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific.
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