17 March 2011

Beiji Haotian upgrades power LED epi capacity with Aixtron G4 and G5 systems

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, Germany says that in first-half 2011 delivering a total of five metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) reactors (ordered in second-quarter 2010) — comprising two AIX 2800G4 HT systems in 42x2”-wafer configuration and three AIX G5 HT systems in 56x2”-wafer configuration — to new customer Beiji Haotian Technology Co Ltd of Jiangsu province, China.

The systems will be used for the production of power chip LEDs at a production plant in YiXing city following their commissioning by the local Aixtron support team.

“The close cooperation with Aixtron, who have been working up our capabilities in epitaxy technology, has resulted in a new large-scale investment for our LED epi business,” says JiaYe Yang, VP of Beiji Haotian Technology. “This plan also involves further cooperation with Tsinghua University, who will make a technical transfer from an Aixtron Planetary Reactor platform to our new systems,” he adds. “Due to the proven compatibility of these systems and the excellence of the Aixtron process transfer and service, we see this will be a straightforward procedure.”

Tsinghua University is involved in a new LED patent technology transfer and long-term cooperation agreement (‘Arctic Haotian high-power HB LED Chip Project’), which will take place in the Jiangsu Yixing Economic Development Zone and provide long-term production, R&D and training support.

A major project investment of about 473m yuan (about €51.5m) for 1W high-power chips is planned in the period up to May. Phase II of the LED production project should be completed by the end of 2012 with an additional investment of 500m yuan (about €54.5m). This will include ten new MOCVD units supporting production lines with a total of 567,000 yuan (about €62,000) and a total investment for 1W high-power chips of nearly 1.42bn yuan (about €155m).

See: Aixtron Company Profile

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