4 August 2010


Sanan Optoelectronics places order for multiple Aixtron CRIUS II and AIX G5 Planetary Reactor MOCVD systems

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Aachen-Herzogenrath, Germany is to supply a double-digit number of CRIUS II and AIX G5 MOCVD systems to China’s Sanan Optoelectronics Co Ltd, for delivery between Q4/2010 and Q1/2011. The systems will be installed at Sanan’s new manufacturing facilities in Wuhu, Anhui, China.

Earlier this year Sanan announced its plans to invest in China’s largest LED manufacturing and research center, which is capable of operating up to 200 MOCVD systems. Sanan Optoelectronics is one of the largest manufacturers of full color LEDs in China. The firm develops and manufactures full color ultra high brightness (UHB) LEDs, epitaxial wafers, photo-diode detectors and compound solar cells.

Sanan’s CEO Simon Lin said: “Ever since the foundation of Sanan Optoelectronics we have been cooperating successfully with Aixtron, using both their CCS and Planetary Reactor technologies in our facilities in Xiamen and Tianjin. The release of their latest products CRIUS II and AIX G5 HT has again underlined Aixtron’s claim for technology leadership. The new technology advantages on both product platforms are focusing on our needs with respect to tool productivity and cost of ownership. Aixtron’s technology roadmap is directly supporting our roadmap for being competitive in the ever tighter LED market.”

Aixtron’s VP sales, Dr Bastian Marheineke, said: “We are grateful for receiving this large order, confirming our customer’s success with both platforms and their trust in our technology development. Both the AIX G5 Planetary Reactor and the CRIUS II CCS system represent a quantum leap in MOCVD technology, with drastically improved productivity, reduced maintenance requirements and significantly reduced overall cost of ownership. Since our official launch mid-February this year many customers worldwide have placed multiple orders for both platforms, ushering a new era of MOCVD technology for HB-LED manufacturing.”

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