14 December 2010

Chinese thin-film PV equipment firm APOLLO enters LED epi with Aixtron reactor

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Aachen-Herzogenrath, Germany says that in third-quarter 2010 it received an order for a CRIUS 31x2”-wafer metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) reactor from new customer APOLLO Precision Ltd of QuanZhou, FuJian Province, China.

After delivery in December, the system will be used for production of LED back-light units (BLUs). The local Aixtron support team will commission the reactor in a dedicated facility at the firm’s China production plant.

As an investment holding company incorporated in 2008 and operating as a subsidiary of RBI Holdings Ltd, APOLLO Precision Ltd is, through its subsidiaries, a manufacturer and seller of specialized equipment and turnkey solutions for the production of amorphous silicon thin-film photovoltaic modules. The new LED-related development should allow the group to enhance its earning capacity and diversify market risk.

“We are making a new investment to enter the LED epitaxy business, and the CRIUS reactor will form the basis of our growth plans,” says APOLLO’s chief operating officer professor ShuLin Wang. “This new business undertaking will be an interesting experience for us but we feel confident with the CCS CRIUS system – one of the world’s most productive MOCVD systems for production of GaN-based LEDs,” he believes.

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