AIXTRON AG announced
today that Mitsubishi Chemicals headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has ordered one
AIX 2800G4 HT Planetary Reactor system in the third quarter of 2009.
The MOCVD tool is to be delivered in the 42x2 inch wafer configuration and
will be used for the production of InGaN-based white UHB LEDs.
Having already made considerable progress in the mass-production of phosphors
for high brightness white LEDs, Mitsubishi Chemicals is about to complete the
next stage in their strategic plan. With the aid of the new AIX 2800G4 HT Planetary
Reactor this will now be more expeditious and the company will be able to rapidly
transition from UHB LED development to volume production. Combining this with
its phosphor capabilities, Mitsubishi Chemicals will soon be manufacturing world-class
white LEDs for display backlighting, solid-state lighting and other leading
The ongoing strategic plan also involved Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation recently
merging with Kasei Optonix, Ltd. The merger will further strengthen the phosphor
businesses for white LEDs and flat panel displays.