2 November 2010


Semi Materials enters LED lighting market with order for five Aixtron MOCVD systems

In second quarter 2010, Semi Materials Co Ltd of Seoul, South Korea ordered five AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD systems in a 11x4-inch wafer configuration from Aixtron AG of Aachen-Herzogenrath, Germany. The systems will be delivered in the fourth quarter and commissioned by Aixtron’s local support team at Semi Materials’ production plant in Gyeongsan, where they will be used to produce GaN-based UHB LEDs for lighting applications.

Founded in 2000, Semi Materials is engaged in developing a wide range of photovoltaic materials. However, the firm’s latest order for MOCVD systems marks its first steps in the LED lighting market, in which it says it intends to become a world leader in the manufacture of LED-based lighting materials and components.

Kun Park, CEO of Semi Materials, said: “Our company has embarked on an exciting new venture to enter the business of developing and manufacturing high-brightness LEDs for general lighting applications. The reactors will form a centrepiece of the new operation which we recently contracted in a US$450 million Memorandum of Understanding with Kyungbuk province of Korea.”

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