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24 August 2007


Aixtron becomes first foreign guest member of China Solid State Lighting Alliance

Aixtron AG of Aachen, Germany has officially become the first foreign guest member of the China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA). Its director, Wu Ling, says that Aixtron received the accolade not only for its MOCVD technology but also for its long-term cooperation with the Chinese LED industry, after being active in the CSA for many years.

“Aixtron is closely linked with the Chinese academic community, being active in co-organizing conferences and other scientific forums,” says the firm’s VP of Research and Development, professor Michael Heuken. “Our ongoing local research, development and educational effort have been a vital part of our business success story in China,” he reckons. “Being a member of the China Solid State Lighting Alliance will further strengthen Aixtron’s position in China.”

The CSA was founded in October 2004 to develop and support the Chinese solid-state lighting industry, and its membership now numbers over 40 Chinese SSL companies and research institutes. Its main aim is to promote the technical advancement and industrialization of SSL through resource networking, technology innovation, practical operation, and collaborative development. The alliance also aims to establish an information technology database and a technology service platform for the industry, as well as encouraging cooperation between upstream and downstream manufacturers in the supply chain. It is also working to establish an international cooperation network for integrating resources.

In addition, the CSA says that it intends to provide a strategic analysis of the SSL market with reference to China’s governmental industrial policies, as well as supporting the industry’s responsibility to meet international business standards together with members’ individual development (improving China’s international competitiveness in the SSL industry).

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