16 December 2010

Taiwan’s HUGA orders Aixtron G5 reactors for blue HB-LEDs

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Herzogenrath, Germany has received a repeat order from existing customer HUGA Optotech Inc for a double-digit number of AIX G5 HT 14x4-inch configuration MOCVD systems.

After delivery between fourth-quarter 2010 and first-quarter 2011, the systems will be used for the production of GaN-based materials for ultra-high-brightness (UHB) blue LEDs. The local Aixtron support team in Taiwan will commission the new reactors in HUGA’s newly expanded facility in Taichung Science Park, Taiwan.

“HUGA Optotech has been particularly impressed with the overall performance of our first Aixtron G5 HT MOCVD system,” says president C.N. Huang. “Factors that have influenced our decision centre on the excellent performance we have seen from the G5 Planetary system, plus its capability to perform continuous runs without baking or cleaning. This has been achieved as smoothly and efficiently as we could wish," he adds. “These and other positive factors have reassured HUGA Optotech management and engineers alike that they can have the highest confidence with the AIX G5 HT platforms on order. We plan to base our complete current expansion around the G5.”

Founded in 1998, HUGA first achieved mass-production of its own blue LED chip product in 2001. It now also manufactures and develops other GaN components such as laser diodes and UV emitters as well as GaAs-based devices for communications.

The G5 HT is Aixtron’s flagship MOCVD system and is used for the most demanding of compound semiconductor material production tasks. The latest and most capable evolution of the Aixtron Planetary Reactor series, the G5 has been optimized to meet all requirements for advanced production with respect to performance, Cost of Ownership and yield. The HT, or high temperature, designation refers to the particular application to the manufacture of wide-bandgap materials including but not restricted to UHB LEDs.

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Huga to expand to 80 reactors in 2011; TV backlighting to comprise 20% of shipments

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