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6 October 2022

HexaTech investment accelerates 100mm AlN substrate program

HexaTech Inc of Morrisville, NC, USA (a subsidiary of Stanley Electric Co Ltd of Tokyo, Japan) says that its 100mm-diameter single-crystal aluminium nitride (AlN) substrate product development program, which has been in the early stages of development over the last year, is being accelerated through a significant investment in human resource and capital expenditures, addressing all areas of the manufacturing process (from crystal growth through polishing). Claiming to be the world’s leading commercial supplier of single-crystal physical vapor transport (PVT)-grown AlN substrates, HexaTech aims to continue to drive product performance and production scale.

“The 100mm-diameter AlN product in development is targeted at supporting the rapidly expanding deep UV optoelectronic commercial market, as well as the needs of the nascent AlN-based power and RF device development efforts,” notes Gregory Mills, VP of business development. “This capability will deliver not only a dramatic improvement in price per unit area, allowing for lower device costs, but will integrate well with established customer fabrication lines already operating at 100mm,” he adds.

“HexaTech’s history of developing and delivering AlN material with industry-leading structural and surface quality serves as a reliable foundation for scaling our AlN PVT growth process to larger diameters, while maintaining our established quality standards,” says co-founder & chief technology officer Dr Raoul Schlesser. “Based on our proven technology, we fully expect to sustain these capabilities as we move towards a 100mm product,” he adds.

“With this strategic program focused on substrate diameter expansion, coupled with the substantial financial investment to support it, HexaTech once again demonstrates its commitment to advance the state-of-the-art in AlN substrate technology,” says CEO John Goehrke.

All of HexaTech’s 2-inch-diameter products, including its full range of deep UV transparent substrate products, are available now with standard lead times.

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