17 May 2011

Elec-Tech places order for multiple MaxBright MOCVD reactors

Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that Elec-Tech International has placed a multi-unit order for its TurboDisc MaxBright gallium nitride (GaN) metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD)  system (launched in February) for the production of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs) at its facility in Wuhu, China.

Elec-Tech International is a Shenzhen-listed electronics company that has signed a joint venture cooperative agreement with South Korean firm EpiValley to jointly develop the Chinese LED market.

“Our goal is to become one of the top three LED companies by output and sales revenue in China within two years, and we have an aggressive plan to achieve this goal,” says Elec-Tech’s chairman Tony Wang. “By adding Veeco’s new multi-chamber MaxBright, we expect to be able to compete in a very high-production environment and drive down the cost of LEDs,” he adds. “We are excited by what we have seen with MaxBright in terms of its cost-of-ownership model, ease-of-use, and the great footprint advantage it will offer us in our fab.”

“When we selected Veeco last year as our primary equipment supplier, it was not just because of the success of the K465i, but also because of the roadmap they shared with us on the new multi-reactor MaxBright system,” Wang continues. “Also, Veeco’s service and support has been excellent, so we have a lot of confidence giving them these additional orders for our capacity ramp,” he adds.

“Elec-Tech is moving fast to ramp capacity and gain share in the LED market,” comments William J. Miller, executive VP, Veeco LED & Solar. “We are pleased to be able to support this ramp with our latest-generation MaxBright product.”

See related items:

Elec-Tech selects Veeco MOCVD as ‘tool of choice’ for two new China LED plants

See: Veeco Company Profile

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