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2 July 2009


Epistar places multiple system order; celebrates its 150th Aixtron production reactor

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Herzogenrath, Germany says that, in second-quarter 2009, LED chip-maker Epistar Corp of Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan placed a further multiple system order for its MOCVD reactors. This latest order consists of CRIUS Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) reactors and AIX 2800G4 HT Planetary Reactor systems (for delivery in 2009, starting in Q3) for the volume production of GaN-based LEDs.

In a separate ceremony in Taiwan recently, Aixtron’s executive VP & chief operating officer Dr Bernd Schulte presented an award to Epistar’s chairman Dr B.J. Lee to celebrate the 150 Aixtron systems bought in total by Epistar. “Our two companies have enjoyed a long-lasting relationship,” says Lee. “We have great confidence in the technology and the service that they provide. This is the foundation of our success for the efficient volume production of world-class ultra-high-brightness [UHB] LED products,” he adds.

Picture: Epistar’s chairman Dr B.J. Lee accepts award from Aixtron's Dr Bernd Schulte.

“Epistar has developed considerable expertise with the AIX 2600G3, producing some of the brightest AlInGaP LEDs in the market and has also developed extremely high-performance GaN products with the Aixtron nitride Planetary Reactor systems,” comments Schulte.

See: Aixtron Company Profile

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