Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that Arima Optoelectronics Corporation (AOC), a world-leading manufacturer of LED epitaxial wafers and chips headquartered in Taiwan, purchased multiple TurboDisc(R) K465i Gallium Nitride (GaN) and E475 Arsenic Phosphide (As/P) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems during the recently completed second quarter.
Marco Kuo, President of Arima Optoelectronics, said, "We have selected Veeco's MOCVD systems because of our experience with their production-proven reliability and high productivity, which results in higher capital efficiency. Most of the systems will be installed in Shanxi Province, Northern China, where we have entered into an agreement with the local government to form a new joint venture company to manufacture LEDs for backlight applications."
Bill Miller, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations, commented, "We are pleased to expand our long-standing relationship with Arima, and to be chosen to support their production ramp."
With superior wavelength uniformity and excellent run-to-run repeatability, the production-proven K465i extends Veeco's lead in capital efficiency - the number of good wafers per day for each capital dollar - for high volume LED manufacturers. The K465i provides ease-of-tuning for fast process optimization on wafer sizes up to 8 inches and fast tool recovery time after maintenance. The TurboDisc E475 As/P MOCVD System is engineered for high-volume production of red, orange and yellow HB-LEDs, and offers a level of process control and reliability unmatched by competing MOCVD technologies.