AIXTRON 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.”