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24 May 2007


EpiLEDs orders two Aixtron MOCVD systems for GaN-based HB-LEDs

EpiLEDs Technologies Inc ordered two Thomas Swan Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) CRIUS MOCVD systems from Aixtron AG of Aachen, Germany in Q1/2007.

The two systems (both in 30x2-inch wafer configuration) will be installed at EpiLEDs’ facility in Tainan, Taiwan, where they will be used to produce volume quantities of gallium nitride (GaN) based HB-LEDs, alongside the company’s existing Aixtron AIX 2600G3 HT reactors.

Steve Ku, president of EpiLEDs, said: “We are fully satisfied with the development and production performance from our Aixtron AIX 2600G3 MOCVD tools. It is our strategic plan to secure a strong share of the solid-state lighting market. With these new Thomas Swan MOCVD tools we will have the means to achieve this promptly and efficiently.”

Formed in August 2006, EpiLEDs is a start-up company with plans to compete in the blue LED market. Its main investors are DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies and chip processing equipment maker Hermes-Epitek, both of Taiwan.

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