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23 October 2007


Epistar orders multiple Aixtron reactors to boost GaN LED capacity

Aixtron AG of Aachen, Germany says it has received an order for multiple MOCVD reactors from Epistar of Hsinchu, Taiwan, one of the largest manufacturers of ultra-high-brightness (UHB) LEDs.

The order comprises CRIUS Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) reactors together with AIX 2800G4 HT Planetary Reactor systems, Aixtron’s flagship products for large-scale GaN-based LED production. Aixtron is Epistar’s principal supplier of MOCVD tools. The latest order is one of Aixtron’s largest this year.

“We are now implementing our plans for expanding our production capacity in response to increased customer demand in the emerging UHB LED market,” says Dr Ming-Jiunn Jou, executive VP at Epistar. Installation of the large-capacity systems will take place in 2008.

Epistar has been a major user of Aixtron MOCVD tools for over ten years and was the

launch customer for its highest-capacity system, the AIX 2800G4 HT.

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