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6 May 2008


Ferdinand Braun Institute adds Aixtron MOCVD system for GaN UV LEDs

Aixtron AG of Aachen, Germany has received an order from the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) for an AIX 2600G3HT Planetary Reactor system with 8x4-inch capacity.

FBH of Berlin, Germany will use the system to strengthen its research and development activities in GaN-based ultraviolet (UV) LEDs, laser diodes and GaN HFETs.

“FBH has accumulated considerable experience with a wide range of Aixtron MOCVD systems,” says Dr Markus Weyers, head of the Materials Technology Department. “We already have an AIX 2600G3HT Planetary Reactor system with 8x3-inch and 11x2-inch capacity in operation… we can build on this to quickly and efficiently to grow UV LEDs,” he adds.

“The new tool will especially allow us to prepare high-temperature AlN thin films with high crystalline quality uniformly and reproducibly… the AIX 2600G3 system is especially suited for the uniform and reliable growth of such challenging semiconductor materials.”

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