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7 April 2009


Dalian University of Technology orders Aixtron MOCVD system for LED R&D

Aixtron AG of Aachen, Germany says that Dalian R&D Center of Optoelectronic Technology at China’s Dalian University of Technology (DUT) has ordered a Close-Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD system. To be supplied in 3x2-inch wafer configuration, it will be used for R&D on ultra-high-brightness (UHB) gallium nitride (GaN)-based LEDs and will be delivered in second-quarter 2009.

“We chose an Aixtron system in part because we knew that the Close Coupled Showerhead reactors have particular adaptability to nitride-based UHB-LED process development,” says professor Du Guotong, director of the Dalian R&D Center of Optoelectronic Technology. “Other outstanding features include their excellent uniformity of growth while at the same time being easy to operate and maintain. Plus we know we can always call upon the local Aixtron team for support,” he adds.

Dalian R&D Center of Optoelectronic Technology was co-constructed by DUT and the Technology Bureau of Dalian City. Its research is focused on semiconductor lighting, laser devices and high-density optical storage technology, fiber-optic active, passive components and modules, scientific research equipment for the optoelectronics industry, and solar cells.

Founded nearly six decades ago, Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is one of the key universities under the direct leadership of the State Ministry of Education. With the support of the ‘985 Project’ and ‘the 211 Project’, it is engaged in rejuvenating the country’s northeastern industrial base.

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Aixtron’s growth in Q4/2008 driven by Asian LED manufacturing

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