10 August 2010


INCOTEX places Aixtron’s first order from Bulgaria

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Aachen-Herzogenrath, Germany says that in first-quarter 2010 it received an order from the INCOTEX Group (a new customer in Bulgaria) for three mass-production MOCVD systems, for delivery from third-quarter 2010 onwards. The local Aixtron Europe support team will commission the reactors at INCOTEX's purpose-built facility in Bulgaria, where the systems will be used to produce gallium nitride (GaN) high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs).

“The technological leadership of Aixtron comes with a comprehensive Europe-wide service and support network,” comments INCOTEX Group vice president Dr Plamen Dochev. “There is so much interest in LEDs for general lighting, displays, and other markets, thus we are looking forward to receiving the very best process equipment and service,” he adds. “This will be of great help to us as we set up the first-of-a-kind manufacturing facility in Bulgaria.”

The INCOTEX Holding Company combines a group of companies that are focused on the development, production and servicing of a wide range of consumer-related electronic products. INCOTEX Ltd was established in 1992 to develop and produce electronic cash registers, but since then INCOTEX has become a multi-disciplinary holding with production in Russia.

“We are pleased to contribute to the expansion of HB-LED technologies in Bulgaria and Russia and are committed to provide full support for INCOTEX growth and expansion,” says Dr Frank Schulte, vice president of Aixtron Europe. “INCOTEX has the potential to play a leading role in Eastern Europe for LED technology... We are looking forward to a long-lasting cooperation.”

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