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6 May 2008


OIPT appoints GM for recently acquired TDI business

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) of Yatton, UK (a division of Oxford Instruments plc) has appointed Bernard Scanlan as general manager for its recently acquired Technologies and Devices International Inc (TDI) business, located in Maryland, USA.

Prior to his appointment, Scanlan was operations director for Oxford Instruments Nanoscience, where he successfully led, and implemented a number of key business improvements.

TDI develops and manufactures nitride materials (including GaN, AlN, AlGaN, InN and InGaN) using its patented hydride vapour phase epitaxy (HVPE) technology and processes, mainly for applications in solid-state lighting, short-wavelength optoelectronics and RF power electronics.

OIPT says it will provide TDI with additional R&D resources which will allow the firm to continue the development of its HVPE technology further into commercially available tools, which can be used by HB-LED and RF power electronic manufacturers. The addition of HVPE opens up the opportunity to deliver products to the epitaxy sector of the market, adds OIPT. TDI’s HVPE technology offers HB-LED makers lower manufacturing costs and improved output compared to conventional metal organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) techniques, it is claimed.

See related items:

Oxford Instruments acquires TDI

TDI puts 20-130 micron thick 3-inch GaN epi into production

OIPT’s record orders keep it on target to double business by 2010

TDI mourns loss of Dr Vladimir Dmitriev (December 3, 1955 - January 6, 2008)


See: Oxford Instruments Company Profile