AIXTRON AG announced a substantial multiple order for additional MOCVD tools from Yangzhou Longyao, a LED manufacturing company in Yangzhou, PR China. Yangzhou Longyao is a subsidiary of Rainbow Optoelectronics Material Shanghai Co. Ltd., China, a long time customer of AIXTRON MOCVD equipment.
The order for further CRIUS epitaxial growth reactors was placed at the end of 2009. The systems will be delivered in a 31x2-inch wafer configuration and commissioned at the company’s modern facility in the course of the third and fourth quarters of 2010.
AIXTRON has been chosen as the exclusive supplier for Rainbow's large-scale plan to meet the challenges of improved LED performance via the ongoing project entitled 'Deo Light'. This project benefits from the cooperation with the eminent Prof. Shuji Nakamura's laboratory focusing on the further technical development of blue, green, white LEDs and blue lasers.
Dr. Alan Li, General Manager of Yangzhou Longyao comments, “The order was placed with AIXTRON as they will be continuing to help with our forthcoming capacity increase. In only a couple of years we have seen great acceptance for our range of HB GaN LED epiwafer products, so now we quickly have to ramp up more production in order to meet demand. We will surely have one of the largest and most capable GaN high brightness LED capacity facilities in China when these new tools are up and running.”