AIXTRON AG (FSE: AIX; NASDAQ: AIXG) today announced that it has signed a contract with Sanan Optoelectronics Co. Ltd., on the supply of a double digit number of multiple CRIUS® II and AIX G5 MOCVD systems.
The AIXTRON new generation MOCVD systems will be delivered between the fourth quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011 and installed at Sanan’s new manufacturing facilities in Wuhu, Anhui, China. Earlier this year Sanan had announced their plans to invest into China’s largest LED manufacturing and research centre capable of operating up to 200 MOCVD systems.
Simon Lin, CEO of Sanan, acknowledged: “Ever since the foundation of Sanan Optoelectronics we have been cooperating successfully with AIXTRON, using both their CCS® and Planetary Reactor® technologies in our facilities in Xiamen and Tianjin. The release of their latest products CRIUS® II and AIX G5 HT has again underlined AIXTRON’s claim for technology leadership. The new technology advantages on both product platforms are focusing on our needs with respect to tool productivity and cost of ownership. AIXTRON’s technology roadmap is directly supporting our roadmap for being competitive in the ever tighter LED market.”
“Sanan is currently setting the pace within the China LED market,” AIXTRON’s Vice President Sales, Dr. Bastian Marheineke, comments. “We are grateful for receiving this large order, confirming our customer’s success with both platforms and their trust in our technology development. Both the AIX G5 Planetary Reactor® and the CRIUS® II CCS® system represent a quantum leap in MOCVD technology, with drastically improved productivity, reduced maintenance requirements and significantly reduced overall Cost of Ownership. Since our official launch mid-February this year many customers worldwide have placed multiple orders for both platforms, ushering a new era of MOCVD technology for HB-LED manufacturing.”
Sanan Optoelectronics Co. Ltd. is one of the largest manufacturers of full color LEDs in China. They are engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of full color ultra high brightness (UHB) LEDs, epitaxial wafers, photo-diode detectors and compound solar cells.
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