AIXTRON AG announced
today that in the fourth quarter of 2008, Optrans Corporation, Japan, placed
an order for a CRIUS reactor for the production of InP-based photodiodes, LEDs
and other optoelectronic devices. The Close-Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD tool
is to be delivered in a multi 4 inch wafer configuration. Simultaneously, Optrans
will receive an AIXTRON Argus multi-channel pyrometer that allows real-time
surface temperature measurement and analysis. The unique design allows the customer
to monitor the thermometric distribution across the whole of the MOCVD growth
surface in the CCS system.
Kawasaki-based Optrans has acquired part of the InP microchip division of the
Japanese company NTT-AT, which is a long-term customer of AIXTRON. The acquisition
of the microchip division included research, prototypes, patents, laboratory
staff and customers of NTT-AT.
Dr. Gako Araki, Vice President of Optrans, comments: “We have considerable
experience with the AIXTRON CCS 19x2 inch wafer InP system that has given us
excellent across-wafer and run-to-run uniformity at NTT-AT. Its ability to use
all kind of precursors enables even growth at low temperature, which is beneficial
for the device. It was therefore a straightforward decision to once again choose
an AIXTRON CCS MOCVD tool to support our production target of 12,500 wafers
per year by 2010. The newly ordered system should be perfect for the development
and production of our new-generation InP photodiode and LED product ranges while
offering the best Cost of Ownership”.
Established in 1987, Optrans Corporation has become a major force in Japan
and worldwide as a developer of a wide range of opto devices. Headquartered
in Japan but with offices in the USA, it manufactures high-end, custom-design
optoelectronic devices and systems for OEMs. It has extensive internal custom
engineering expertise and leading-edge manufacturing processes. Optrans’
product line also offers versatile original packaging for components such as
UV-LEDs, visible LEDs, IR LEDs, point source LEDs, photodiodes and phototransistors.
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