13 August 2010


Elec-Tech selects Veeco MOCVD as ‘tool of choice’ for two new China LED plants

Epitaxial deposition, process, and metrology equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that Elec-Tech International Co Ltd has selected its TurboDisc K465i metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems as its ‘tool of choice’ for two new LED factories in Wuhu and Yangzhou, China.

Elec-Tech is a Shenzhen-listed electronics firm that has signed a joint venture cooperative agreement with South Korean LED epiwafer and chip maker EpiValley Co Ltd to jointly develop the Chinese LED market.

This month Veeco booked the initial systems from a large multi-tool purchase order from Elec-Tech’s LED subsidiary Elec-Tech Optoelectronic Technology (Wuhu) Co Ltd.

“Our board of directors has approved our plan to purchase 130 MOCVD tools to ramp production capacity at our two LED factories,” says Elec-Tech’s chairman Tony Wang. “Our goal is to become one of the top three LED companies by output and sales revenue in China within two years, focusing primarily on the general lighting and BLU [back-light unit] market, but on other applications as well,” he adds.

“After a thorough evaluation of the available MOCVD products, we selected Veeco as our preferred and primary supplier for the vast majority of the 130 MOCVD systems we will be installing at our new factories,” Wang continues. “We believe that Veeco’s MOCVD systems have low cost-of-ownership and proven high productivity.”

“We are extremely pleased that Elec-Tech has chosen Veeco for their production requirements as they build out their aggressive plans in China,” comments Bill Miller Ph.D., executive VP, general manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations. “We look forward to supporting this important new customer with our best-in-class systems and world-class applications process support.”

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