AIXTRON today announced
an order for six 31x2-inch configuration CRIUS deposition systems from new customer
United LED Shan Dong Corporation (ULED). After successful installation and commissioning
of the systems in ULED’s dedicated new production plant in the third quarter
of 2010, they will be used for the production of GaN LEDs for back-lighting
units (BLU) and general lighting applications.
Dr Tzu-Chi Wen, ULED Epi Division Director, comments, “Our company, ULED
is a joint venture between UMC, a world leading semiconductor foundry, and Epistar
– a leading manufacturer of high brightness LEDs. Our strategy is to integrate
LED-based technology and IC industry resources to produce LED chips for lighting
applications. The AIXTRON CRIUS® reactors have been selected due to their
high performance and excellent productivity. It will provide us with a very
rapid start-up so that we can be producing our own LED products at lowest risk.
Moreover, AIXTRON has a worldwide reputation for unique service and back-up
so I am sure we have made the best choice for this promising new venture.”
Dr Christian Geng, AIXTRON Vice President of Greater China and General Manager
of AIXTRON Taiwan Co., Ltd. adds, “We are very pleased to have been chosen
by this prestigious new customer. This is the first set of MOCVD equipment in
this new facility and we have been with ULED every step of the way to ensure
smooth installation and commissioning.”
The term CRIUS® is a registered trademark.