20 May 2010


VPEC increases capacity with order for eight additional Aixtron MOCVD systems

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Aachen-Herzogenrath, Germany says it received an order for eight 2600G3 IC MOCVD tools from Taiwan’s Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co Ltd (VPEC). Aixtron adds that the order, which was placed in Q4/2009, represents the single largest purchase of its kind for the firm for the year. The systems will be commissioned at VPEC’s facility in Ping-Jen City, Taoyuan, Taiwan during the second and third quarters of 2010.

Neil Chen, vice president of VPEC, says: “We have been using several AIX 2600 mass production MOCVD reactor systems for some years now. These have contributed greatly to our strong market share for optoelectronic and microwave epiwafers in Taiwan and worldwide. In fact this business has been so successful that we must bring on stream a major new additional capacity. Working with Aixtron has always been straightforward and our technical staffs are assured of a seamless operation of the high efficiency precision systems in a year’s time.”

Founded in 1996, VPEC's principal products are HBT and PHEMT epitaxial wafers for wireless communication applications, high brightness LED epitaxial wafers and chips for various industrial and commercial applications as well as Zn diffusion ready PIN epitaxial wafers for optical fiber communication applications.

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