AIXTRON AG announced
today an order for eight 2600G3 IC MOCVD tools from Visual Photonics Epitaxy
Co. Ltd. (VPEC), Taiwan. In the fourth quarter 2009 VPEC placed its order for
multiple additional epitaxial growth reactors making it the single largest purchase
of its kind for the company this year. The systems will be commissioned at the
company's modern facility in Ping-Jen City, Taoyuan, Taiwan during the
second and third quarters of 2010.
Vice President Neil Chen of VPEC comments, “We have been using several
AIX 2600 mass production MOCVD reactor systems for some years now. These have
contributed greatly to our strong market share for optoelectronic and microwave
epiwafers in Taiwan and worldwide. In fact this business has been so successful
that we must bring on stream a major new additional capacity. Working with AIXTRON
has always been straightforward and our technical staffs are assured of a seamless
operation of the high efficiency precision systems in a year's time.”
Set up in 1996, VPEC has specialized in the volume production of epiwafers.
The company favors use of AIXTRON MOCVD systems to produce HBT, PHEMT, BIHEMT
and PIN including Zn diffusion ready and customized structure epitaxial wafers
for wireless and optical fiber communications.