A manager of Neo-Neon said, the company planed installation of additional MOCVD equipment has decreased to 30 sets MOCVD by the end of 2011 from originally planned 50 sets. And it would slow down expansion for LED epitaxial wafers, because worried about oversupply of LED chips used in backlight units of LCD TVs.
The manager additional remarked, TFT-LCD panel makers had been expanding capacity for LED chips might bring oversupply of LED chips used in backlight units.
At present, Neo-Neon has three LED epitaxial wafer plants in china, in which two of them in jiangmen and the other in Yangzhou. A factory in jiangmen has 15 MOCVD sets and can produce 30,000 2-inch epitaxial wafers every month. The other factory would install 5-10 MOCVD sets by the end of 2011. Meanwhile, the factory in Yangzhou planed to install 5 MOCVD sets in December and start production in January-February 2011.
Like this, Taiwan-based LED makers Tekcore and Formosa Epitaxy also had delayed installing additional MOCVD equipment recently.