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6 October 2008


IMEC and Taiyo Nippon Sanso collaborate

Nanoelectronics research institute IMEC of Leuven, Belgium and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp (TNSC) of Osaka, Japan have agreed to jointly develop manufacturing technology for indium gallium nitride (InGaN), high efficiency green LED devices based on IMEC’s compound semiconductor device technology. The majority of the research will be conducted at IMEC’s facilities in Leuven, where the development will build on IMEC’s expertise in strain engineering on large diameter wafers, and in-situ growth monitoring.

“The collaboration with Taiyo Nippon Sanso, a total solution provider in the compound semiconductor field including metal organic materials, gas supply system, purification, abatement system and MOCVD tool, enables us to accelerate the development of high efficiency green LED manufacturing technology;” said Prof. Gilbert Declerk, president and CEO of IMEC.

"This relationship with IMEC will enable Taiyo Nippon Sanso to position itself as a leading MOCVD tool maker in the LED compound semiconductor market;" said Mike Hara, senior managing director of TNSC.

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