10 May 2010


SemiLEDs adds Taiyo Nippon Sanso reactor to boost UV LED capacity

High-brightness LED chip maker SemiLEDs Corp of Boise, ID, USA (which has chip fabrication facilities in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan) has is increasing its production capacity of UV LED chips with the addition of a new SR 4000 MOCVD reactor fro m Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp.

“The addition of a new UV LED reactor will allow SemiLEDs to continue to build on the momentum of the rapidly growing UV LED market,” says president & chief operating officer Dr Chuong Tran. “The new reactor will enable us to further improve the support and service we provide to a growing list of companies dedicated to the UV market through our broad portfolio of UV LEDs,” he adds.

“The SR 4000 provides superior and stable performance with a high throughput while achieving the highest crystal quality and uniformity,” claims Kuroda san of Taiyo Nippon Sanso.

SemiLEDs' proprietary blue (white), green and UV ‘metal vertical photon’ (Mvp) LED chip design features a vertical LED structure on a patented copper alloy base that provides what is claimed to be the best thermal resistance on the market (0.4°C/W) as well as electrical and optical advantages such as greater luminous efficacy and longer lumen maintenance.

UV LEDs have had a growing impact on market segments including conformal coating, curing, printing, medical, security and forensics and biotechnology, says SemiLEDs, and are greatly enhancing current applications and providing solutions that are poised to revolutionize the UV LED market, the firm reckons.

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