10 April 2012

AkzoNobel adds capabilities for magnesium-based LED precursor

AkzoNobel of Amersfoort, The Netherlands says that, as an essential step in adding production capacity for its High Purity MetalOrganics (HPMO) product range, it has recently started production of the magnesium-based metal-organic compound Cp2Mg, which is used as a dopant in the epitaxy of compound semiconductor structures.

The HPMO business (part of AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals) is a producer of semiconductor-grade indium-, gallium-, aluminium and zinc- and magnesium-based metal-organics that are used as key precursor materials in the production of LEDs, solar cells and other semiconductor devices.

The production unit for Cp2Mg (bis-cyclopentadienyl magnesium) has been added at the firm’s Deventer site in The Netherlands, leverages AkzoNobel’s broader technology base for the manufacturing of highly pure metal-organic complexes, used across several industries including polymer, pharma and electronics applications.

“Cp2Mg is a relatively small part of our product range, however, it is a key product for our customers and used extensively in many CVD applications,” says Michiel Floor, global business manager of the HPMO product group. “We continue to execute our capacity growth plan across all products in our portfolio, to support further growth of the LED and other compound semiconductor industries. While our expansion efforts are focused on growth of our core products trimethyl gallium (TMGa), triethyl gallium (TEGa), trimethyl indium (TMIn) and trimethyl aluminum (TMAl), we are very happy to bring the new and large-scale Cp2Mg capacity at Deventer on stream, to the benefit of our global customer base,” he adds. “The newly added capabilities can also be used to produce other advanced metal-organic complexes used in the broader semiconductor industry, so we will pursue further development of this product range.”

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