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3 November 2009


SemiLEDs adds capacity to meet demand for high-end lighting applications

LED maker SemiLEDs Corp of Boise, ID, USA says that it has added an Aixtron Close Coupled Showerhead CRIUS MOCVD system (with 7x4-inch wafer configuration) into its 4” fabrication plant in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.

SemiLEDs has shifted its mass-production high-power vertical LED (VLED) from 2.5-inch wafers to 4-inch wafers, boosting production capacity to keep pace with strong demand for high-end applications such as street light and home lighting (as well as shortening lead times for customers). The 4-inch LED fab should be able to produce 10 million VLEDs per month when running at full capacity.

SemiLEDs’ blue (white), green and ultraviolet high-brightness LED chips are manufactured using a unique, proprietary ‘metal vertical photon’ (Mvp) process that provides a patented flexible copper alloy base, enabling what is claimed to be the best thermal resistance on the market (0.4°C/W) as well as providing electrical and optical advantages such as longer lumen maintenance.

*As announced at the 6th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting (China SSL 2009, 14–16 October), using I-core MvpLED chips, SemiLEDs’ packaging customers have achieved cool-white luminous efficacy of 120lm/watt running at 350mA.

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