AIXTRON AG announced
today that in the second quarter 2009 Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co., Ltd (VPEC)
placed an order for two AIX 2600G3 IC MOCVD reactors. They will be delivered
in the first quarter 2010 and installed at the company's state-of-the-art production
facility in Ping-Jen City, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Vice President of VPEC, Neil Chen, comments: "We already have a number
of AIXTRON mass production MOCVD systems in operation for the high volume manufacture
of optoelectronic and microwave epiwafers. Due to exceptional demand from our
customers we must further expand production capacity. We have operated AIXTRON
systems for over ten years and so it was a straightforward decision to return
to AIXTRON. For VPEC AIXTRON's service provides the perfect combination of process
technology, throughput, uptime and responsive local support."
Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. Ltd., a semiconductor epitaxial wafers pure play
foundry was founded on November 26, 1996. Its principal products are HBT, PHEMT
and PIN including Zn diffusion ready and customized structure epitaxial wafers
for wireless and optical fiber communications. VPEC’s revenues were 142M
(NTD) in May 2009 overtaking the revenues reported before the economic downturn
in 2008. The company reported a revenue increase to 177M (NTD) for June 2009.