27 April 2010


FOREPI joint venture Jiang Su Can Yang orders Aixtron Planetary and Showerhead HB-GaN LED MOCVD tools

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Aachen-Herzogenrath, Germany says it has received an order for Planetary (in 11x4 inch wafer configuration) and Showerhead (in 31x2 inch wafer configuration) HB-GaN LED MOCVD tools from Jiang Su Can Yang, a joint venture with Formosa Epitaxy Inc (FOREPI). The order was placed in Q4/2009, for delivery between Q2 and Q4 2010.

Dr Frank Chien, FOREPI’s CEO, said: “We have aggressive plans for our joint venture in Jiang Su province, PR China with a total of fifty systems to be in place within the next three years. The excellent performance we have received from our existing Planetary and Showerhead systems from Aixtron at FOREPI in Taiwan have translated directly into high quality product performance, yield, and cost of ownership.

Specifically, the new reactors in this latest order are destined not only for a new facility but also a new application research topic. Therefore, as these plans unfold the new joint venture in China will allow us to be very close to many of our customers increasing production capacity and to meet their future needs in new device technology. Working in partnership with Aixtron’s support team we can bring these tools onstream quickly ramping up HB GaN LED epiwafer production in response to strong local market demand.”

Aixtron's local support team will commission the new reactors at the new FOREPI purpose-built facility in Jiang Su province, PR China.

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