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17 February 2009


Tonghui entering LED market with Aixtron MOCVD reactors

Aixtron AG of Aachen, Germany has announced a triple order for MOCVD systems from China-based LED making start-up Tonghui Electronics Corp: an AIX 2800G4 HT IC planetary reactor (Aixtron's flagship for large-scale manufacturing of LEDs and other advanced devices) and two AIX 2600G3 IC reactors.

The AIX 2800G4 HT IC tool (configured for 42x2”-wafer capacity) and the two G3 systems (with 49x2”-wafer configuration) were delivered in the first and third quarters of 2008, respectively. All three will be used for the development and manufacturing of power LED chips.

“We have used their [Aixtron’s] tools, and based on this good experience we have decided to place with them our first major order for LED equipment,” says Tonghui Electronics’ professor Liu. “The large-scale reactors underpin our present and future production plans,” he adds.

Tonghui Electronics aims to supply high-performance optoelectronic devices, starting with power LEDs (and perhaps also adding III-V concentrator photovoltaics (CPVs) to its range in future).

“For power chip LEDs it is crucial that we have the best uniformity,” Liu says. “In addition we will need superb production efficiency in terms of uptime, maintenance and precursor efficiency.”

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Aixtron delivers CRIUS system to new customer

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