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19 February 2008


Aixtron claims a first in South Korea

Aixtron AG of Aachen has received an order from the Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center (KANC) for an AIX 2600G3 Planetary Reactor system. KANC will use the 12x4-inch configured system, with ‘Integrated Concept’ (IC) design, for the development of III-V solar cells (concentrator cells) for terrestrial applications. It will be installed at KANC’s 3,500 sq m ‘FAB Building’ facility located in the Gwanggyo Techno Valley near Seoul in the first half of this year.

Aixtron says that with this order it is the first supplier to Korea of a GaAs MOCVD tool dedicated to the development of III-V based solar cells.

“KANC is pleased to once again be a pioneer in solar cells. We have studied for achieving good results with our existing Aixtron GaAs AIX 200/4 horizontal reactor and the AIX 2400G3 HT Planetary Reactor for GaN based applications so we are hopeful of rapid success with the new G3 solar cell system,” said a spokesperson for KANC.

Aixtron and KANC will also establish a co-operation program, focused on solar cell manufacturing.

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