AIXTRON AG today announced
an order from its customer, the St. Petersburg, Russia based company CJSC Optogan.
The order comprises two CRIUS II deposition systems and when delivered in the
fourth quarter of 2010 they will be used for gallium nitride (GaN) high-brightness
LED production. The new reactors will be commissioned by the AIXTRON Europe
support team in CJSC Optogan’s dedicated facilities.
Dr. Maxim Odnoblyudov, General Manager and CEO of Optogan Group, comments,
“Our main consideration for reactor selection was the scalability of the
Close Coupled Showerhead process technology. We were impressed with the data
from AIXTRON on the CRIUS family of MOCVD systems. It reassured us that moving
up to the CRIUS II will be straightforward for us. This system will be a very
important part of our plan to add more capacity for the new high performance,
cost-competitive products demanded by our customers.”
Dr. Frank Schulte, Vice President AIXTRON Europe, adds, “This is a very
special announcement for AIXTRON since it is the first CRIUS II order from a
European customer. It is particularly satisfying that it is the Optogan Group,
one of the main players on the emerging and fast growing Russian market. Optogan
has been using our MOCVD reactors for several years and we look forward to bringing
onstream this valuable addition to their capabilities.”
Founded in Finland in 2004 by the team of Russian scientists from the world-renowned
Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Optogan is a vertically integrated producer
of high brightness LEDs for various global applications including solid state
lighting market. In July 2009, Optogan began operations in Russia planning to
advance the development of its unique products and to ramp up high-volume manufacturing
capabilities. In May 2010, the Optogan Group acquired an industrial facility
and infrastructure of Elcoteq in St. Petersburg where new LED production lines
are being set up. It plans to launch the first production line with the capacity
of 30 m LEDs a month in fall 2010.
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