AIXTRON AG announced
today that in the second quarter 2009 HUGA Co., Ltd placed an order for six
AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD reactors in the 42x2 inch configuration. They will be delivered
in the fourth quarter 2009 and installed at the company's state of the art production
facility in the Taichung Science Park, Taiwan.
Sybil Yang, CEO, comments, "We already have thirteen AIXTRON AIX 2800G4
HT mass production MOCVD systems in operation for the high volume manufacture
of LED epiwafers. The No. 2 LED chip maker in Taiwan, HUGA will place more orders
for MOCVD systems in 2010 to increase the capacity to surpass competitors. The
next phase of expansion in our business involves the strongly growing high-brightness
backlighting LED product market and it is necessary to add further manufacturing
capacity. Having served us so well, we looked to AIXTRON once again - we know
we can rely on the company to provide us with high performance tools and excellent
back-up service. This service has given us all we need in process technology
as well as high manufacturing efficiencies and productivity."
HUGA was founded in 1998 first commercializing its GaN optoelectronics product
in 2000. The company has a manufacturing facility dedicated to making LED chips
using MOCVD through to chip fabrication. Examples of its recent R & D achievements
include a novel epi-structure and electrode design to increase the light efficiency
of middle-size LEDs for LED TV and of high power LEDs for lighting applications.
It also plans to enter more diversified application markets for lighting and
automotive in the near future.