Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) (“Veeco” or the “Company”) announced today that it received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) on August 14, 2013 notifying the Company that it is not in compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 (the “Form 10-Q”) was not filed on a timely basis with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) requires the Company to timely file all required periodic financial reports with the SEC.
As previously announced, the Form 10-Q, as well as the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2013, could not be filed timely because the Company is reviewing the timing of the recognition of revenue and related expenses on the sale of certain of its products. The accounting review was announced on November 15, 2012.
Veeco had previously announced that the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel informed Veeco that its request for continued listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market until November 4, 2013 was granted. On or prior to November 4, 2013, Veeco must regain compliance with all applicable requirements for continued listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market including filing its outstanding annual and periodic reports with the SEC.
The Company continues to conduct the review and intends to file its Forms 10-Q and 10-K as soon as reasonably practicable after these accounting matters have been resolved.About Veeco Veeco’s process equipment solutions enable the manufacture of LEDs, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips. We are the market leader in MOCVD, MBE, Ion Beam and other advanced thin film process technologies. Our high performance systems drive innovation in energy efficiency, consumer electronics and network storage and allow our customers to maximize productivity and achieve lower cost of ownership. For information on our company, products and worldwide service and support, please visit www.veeco.com. To the extent that this news release discusses expectations or otherwise makes statements about the future, such statements are forward-looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include the risks discussed in the Business Description and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections of Veeco's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and press releases. Veeco does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.