19 April 2011

Taiwan LED maker Epistar receives further Aixtron G5 reactors

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, Germany has announced further shipments of metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems, for delivery in the first and second quarters of 2011, to Taiwan’s biggest LED chipmaker, Epistar Corp of Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park. The contract is for multiple AIX G5 HT reactors in a 14x4”-wafer configuration. Aixtron’s local support team is installing and commissioning the reactors, which will be dedicated to the growth of high-brightness LEDs.

Following Epistar’s qualification of the AIX G5 HT in 2010, Aixtron says that this latest repeat order is a further endorsement of the G5’s very rapid time-to-production and high system-to-system reproducibility (both key factors in a highly competitive market and a considerable driver of cost reduction).

“The new reactors will form the backbone of our planned capacity expansion for our high-brightness LED production program,” says Epistar’s president Dr Ming-Jiunn Jou. “In particular, we have been impressed by the run-to-run and system-to-system reproducibility the G5 has shown. This makes the G5 the leading MOCVD system in terms of throughput and yield, allowing us to quickly ramp up our capacities and expand our product portfolio even further in the direction of solid-state lighting products,” he comments, adding that the G5 also provides an easy, scalable route for the firm’s process recipes.

See: Aixtron Company Profile

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