26 April 2010


Seoul Optodevice continues expansion by adding Veeco MOCVD tools

Epitaxial deposition, process, and metrology equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview NY, USA says that its TurboDisc K465i gallium nitride (GaN) metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems has been selected by Korea's Seoul Optodevice Co Ltd (SOC) to expand its high-brightness light-emitting diode (HB-LED) manufacturing capacity. Joining orders placed in 2009, SOC placed a multi-tool order in second-quarter 2010, with all tools scheduled to ship during 2010.

A division of LED maker Seoul Semiconductor, Seoul Optodevice was founded in 2002 and focuses on developing LED epitaxy, fabrication, and ultraviolet (UV) LEDs. SOC developed what are claimed to be the industry’s first AC LEDs, and is now supplying deep UV LEDs.

“We have been using Veeco’s high-productivity MOCVD systems in our manufacturing facilities with great success,” comments SOC’s CEO Seyong Oh. SOC is focused on growing business in LEDs for displays, automotive, mobile and general illumination applications. “We believe that Veeco's MOCVD systems offer the lowest cost-of-ownership tools on the market, and their support is excellent,” he adds.

“This recent order from a top LED manufacturer is further evidence of Veeco’s growing market share, particularly in Korea where we are the leading provider of MOCVD tools,” comments Bill Miller, senior VP & general manager of Veeco MOCVD.

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