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13 August 2009


VPEC adds two more Aixtron MOCVD reactors to meet demand

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Herzogenrath, Germany says that, in second-quarter 2009, Taiwanese pure-play epiwafer foundry Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co Ltd (VPEC) ordered two AIX 2600G3 IC MOCVD reactors, to be delivered in first-quarter 2010 and installed at its production facility in Ping-Jen City, Taoyuan.

VPEC was founded in 1996. Its principal products are HBT, pHEMT and PIN diodes, including Zn-diffusion-ready and customized-structure epitaxial wafers for wireless and optical fiber communications.

“We already have a number of Aixtron mass-production MOCVD systems in operation for the high-volume manufacture of optoelectronic and microwave epiwafers... We have operated Aixtron systems for over ten years,” says VPEC vice president Neil Chen. “Due to exceptional demand from our customers, we must further expand production capacity,” he adds. In May, the firm’s revenue was NTD142m, overtaking the revenue reported before the economic downturn in 2008, and in June it rose further to NTD177m.

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