AIXTRON AG today announced
that CIOMP, the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics + Physics, based
in P.R. China, has ordered two new MOCVD systems: one AIX 200/4 and one AIX
200/4 RF-S. They will be used for the development of ultra-high-brightness (UHB)
GaN-based LEDs and AlInGaP-based red diode lasers and will be delivered in the
second quarter 2009.
Professor and Executive Director of Key Laboratory of Excited State Processes,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mr. Song Hang, comments: "After a survey of
all of the possible options as regards MOCVD tools it quickly became clear which
the best solution for our needs is. Now we look forward to working with the
AIXTRON true high temperature capable epitaxy system. I'm sure it is going to
make an enormous contribution to our nitride research. China has made a strategic
commitment to advanced optoelectronic devices and UHB LEDs and red laser diodes
in particular. We have formulated a plan to introduce two new advanced MOCVD
tools to our new state of the art facilities via a contract with AIXTRON AG.
They have demonstrated that their overall package of process know-how, technical
excellence and support will ensure we have a quick and straightforward commissioning
of the new tools in the coming months".
Professor Wang Lijun, who will be responsible for the diode laser AlInGaP-based
system, adds: "AIXTRON's AIX 200/4 will become our principal R&D system
and I am confident that it will be the best match to our specific laser fabrication
development requirements. It has attractive new features which together with
the implemented design innovations will, I believe, optimize the uptime and
yield for AlInGaP epitaxial layer deposition".
CIOMP is the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics & Physics within
the Chinese Academy of Sciences and was founded in 1952. It has created ten
of China's firsts in technology such as the first ruby laser. In recognition
of its contribution to China's science and technology development it has been
honored as 'The Cradle of China's Optics'. Its associated Changchun OE Industrial
Park is becoming a base for science, R&D, product development and professional
training in the optoelectronics field in China.