24 January 2024
Riber wins order from Asia for three production MBE systems
Riber S.A. of Bezons, France — which makes molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems as well as evaporation sources — has received an order from a “major compound semiconductor industrial customer in Asia” for three production systems: two MBE 412 systems and one MBE 6000 system (for delivery in 2024).
The acquisition of a new MBE 6000 system (following the delivery of the first two units in 2022 and 2023) will enable the customer to increase its production capacity of gallium arsenide (GaAs)-based pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistors (PHEMTs) for mobile communications. At the same time, the two MBE 412 systems will be dedicated to the development of advanced components, before transferring their production processes to the larger MBE 6000 machines.
The similar architecture and complementarity of the MBE 412 and MBE 6000 means that their interoperability will enable the customer to optimize its production processes for complex semiconductor heterostructures, with high-level performance, monoatomic precision and high production yields, Riber says.