AIXTRON AG (FSE: AIXA, ISIN
DE000A0WMPJ6; NASDAQ: AIXG, ISIN US0096061041) today announced a multiple
system order for several CRIUS (31x2 inch configuration) and AIX 2800G4HT MOCVD
production systems (42x2 inch configuration) from Lattice Power, an existing
customer in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China. This is one of the largest single
orders from China AIXTRON had received.
Lattice Power placed its order in the fourth quarter of 2009 for the growth
of high-power InGaN on silicon LEDs. The local AIXTRON support team will commission
the new reactors at the company’s purpose-built facility in Nanchang between
the first and the fourth quarter of 2010.
The order was received on the occasion of the Official Chinese Ceremony at
the Hotel Adlon, Berlin, Germany on October 12, 2009 where various import /
export contracts between the Chinese government and the Federal Republic of
Germany were signed in the presence of the Chinese Vice President, Xi Jinping
and the former German Federal Minister of Economics, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.
Mr. Sonny Wu, Chairman and CEO, Lattice Power, says, “During discussions
it quickly became clear that AIXTRON was the company that could deliver this
large quantity of high performance production tools to our tight schedule. In
this challenging commercial environment working with a professional partner
such as AIXTRON is a prerequisite for success.” “AIXTRON’s
delivery and support commitment secured our fast expansion plan for LCD backlighting
and general lighting business”, adds Dr. Bo Lu, Executive Vice President
of Lattice Power.
AIXTRON Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Bernd Schulte, comments, “We’re
committed to provide full support for Lattice Power growth and expansion. We
believe they’re one of the best LED contenders with strong and outstanding
technology on GaN-on-Silicon."
The term CRIUS® is a registered trademark.