16 July 2010


LED lighting firm Neo-Neon orders its first Veeco K465i MOCVD system

Epitaxial deposition, process, and metrology equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that in second-quarter 2010 Neo-Neon Holdings Ltd, a vertically integrated LED lighting maker listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, ordered its first TurboDisc K465i metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system to support the LED manufacturing capacity ramp at its factory in JiangMen, China.

“Neo-Neon is a recognized LED industry leader with a diversified product range and broad customer base,” comments Bill Miller Ph.D., senior VP, general manager of Veeco’s MOCVD Operations.

Founded in Taiwan in 1978 as Neo-Neon International Ltd, the firm is one of the world’s largest seasonal decorative lighting manufacturers. In 1989 it moved its production to He Shan, Guangdong province on the Chinese mainland and in 2006 it made an initial public offering on the Hong Kong exchange.

Neo-Neon recently raised NT$2.06bn (US$64m) through a share issuance in Taiwan to fund expansion of its LED chip plant in mainland China, supplementing its integrated manufacturing capability for LED lighting (which is already supported by the firm’s in-house LED packaging, encapsulation and lighting fixture lines).

“Neo-Neon plans to expand our LED wafer output seven-fold over the next three years,” says chief technology officer Dr Jurgen Yeh. “We have decided to include Veeco’s K465i MOCVD system in our plans due to its proven high productivity as well as the recent uniformity and repeatability advances that Veeco has achieved,” he adds. “We intend to move quickly to expand our position in the general illumination market, and require supplier partners that can keep pace with our plans.”

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