25 November 2010

China’s ULED receives six Aixtron CRIUS systems for GaN LEDs

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron AG of Aachen-Herzogenrath, Germany has announced an order for six 31x2”-wafer configuration CRIUS deposition systems from new customer United LED Shan Dong Corp (ULED) of Shandong, China. Following installation and commissioning of the systems in ULED’s dedicated new production plant in third-quarter 2010, they will be used for the production of GaN LEDs for back-lighting units (BLU) and general lighting applications.

ULED is a joint venture between UMC, the world’s second largest silicon wafer foundry, and high-brightness LED chip maker Epistar, both of Taiwan. “Our strategy is to integrate LED-based technology and IC industry resources to produce LED chips for lighting applications,” says ULED’s Epi Division director Dr Tzu-Chi Wen. “The Aixtron CRIUS reactors have been selected due to their high performance and excellent productivity. It will provide us with a very rapid start-up so that we can be producing our own LED products at lowest risk,” he adds.

“This is the first set of MOCVD equipment in this new facility and we have been with ULED every step of the way to ensure smooth installation and commissioning,” says Dr Christian Geng, Aixtron VP of Greater China & general manager of Aixtron Taiwan Co Ltd.

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