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2 June 2009


Chinese Academy of Sciences orders Aixtron MOCVD tool for lasers and LEDs

Aixtron AG of Herzogenrath, Germany says that in first-quarter 2009 the Institute of Semiconductors of The Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China ordered a Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) 3x2 inch MOCVD system. The new tool will be shipped in third-quarter 2009 and used for R&D on semiconductor lasers and LEDs.

“The Institute has focussed on optoelectronic device development for some years now,” says professor Zhu Hong Liang, project leader within the Key Laboratory of Semiconductor Materials Science. The new Aixtron MOCVD system will enable the institute to undertake a complete materials development program, he adds. “Aixtron’s MOCVD equipment is well-known for its reliability and its straightforward operation.”

The Institute of Semiconductors was founded in 1960 to meet the needs of the ‘National Twelve Years Plan of Scientific Development’, where development of semiconductor science and technology was identified as one of ‘The Four Urgent Measures’. Since then it has become one of the key bases for R&D on semiconductor science and technology in China. Today it has over 420 staff, including 64 professors and 66 associate professors.

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