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22 January 2013

KaiStar ramps LED production with order for multi- and single-chamber Veeco MOCVD systems

Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA has received an order for multi- and single-chamber TurboDisc metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems, including the new MaxBright M, from KaiStar Lighting Co Ltd of  Xiamen, China. KaiStar, a joint venture between Epistar Corp and Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co Ltd, which began LED production in 2012, ordered the new systems as part of its 2013 capacity expansion plan.

MJ Jou, president of Epistar said, “This latest capacity expansion in Xiamen is in keeping with our goal to maximize our position in the China LED backlighting, automotive and general illumination market. Since we originally selected Veeco as our MOCVD equipment supplier for KaiStar a year ago, we have been extremely impressed with the product quality, service and support we have received. A critical deciding factor has been Veeco’s quick process transfer which is important as we share know-how across our LED manufacturing sites. In addition, the TurboDisc’s low cost-of-ownership made it a straight-forward decision to turn to Veeco as we add more tools for KaiStar in 2013.”

Bill Miller, executive vice president of Veeco, added, “We are pleased to support Epistar and Kaifa as they continue to expand their leadership position in the China market through KaiStar and their other joint ventures. We will remain focused on helping them to achieve their manufacturing goals.”

Tags: Veeco KaiStar MOCVD GaN LEDs


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