2013-02-06

Azzurro to Volume Production of 8-inch Ga-on-Si LED Epitaxial Wafers

Azzurro Semiconductor AG’s Sales & Marketing vice president Erwin Ysewijn told to Digitimes that, the company has turned out sample 8-inch Ga-on-Si LED epitaxial wafers and plans to begin volume production as soon as the end of Q2 of 2013. According to Ysewijn , Azzurro has spent about one year in preparation for volume production. LED makers can either procure Azzurro-made finished GaN-on-Si LED epitaxial wafers for LED chips, or procure Si-substrate wafers with GaN films for LED epitaxial wafers. LED chips made from GaN-on-Si epita...
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2012-10-10

Epistar and Azzurro Jointly Made Breakthroughs on GaN-on-silicon Technology

Epistar and Azzurro have jointly made breakthroughs on developing GaN-on-silicon based LEDs utilising Epistar’s HB LED structures and Azzurro’s technology for 150mm GaN-on-silicon in just 4 months. The firms transferred Epistar’s existing LED structures built on sapphire to the GaN-on-silicon material system, marking GaN-on-silicon one step further towards implementation in mass production. GaN-on-silicon growth is often associated with many technological challenges. But the use of templates with unique strain‐engineering technology from A...
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2012-07-26

Azzurro Orders Veeco MOCVD for GaN-on-Silicon Epiwafer Production

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that AZZURRO Semiconductors AG, a pioneer in GaN-on-Si technology headquartered in Germany, has recently placed into production the TurboDisc® K465i™ gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. The MOCVD system is used to make gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers for power semiconductors, LED wafers and LED template wafers that enable customers to leverage the technology advantage of the GaN-on-Si technology themselves.   Dr. Markus Sickmö...
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2012-07-26

Azzurro Receives Euro 2.6 million Funds for 200mm GaN-on-Si Technology

Germany-based GaN-on-Si wafers manufacturer Azzurro Semiconductors, has received Euro 2.6 million in government funds from the European Regional Development Fund and the Free State of Saxony. The funds will be used to drive Azzurro’s GaN on 200mm silicon wafer technology forward and strengthen its competitive position. “Based on the technology grant, we can execute the strategic development of our 200mm technology platform for power semiconductors and LEDs and quickly attend to the strong customer demand,” said Stephan Lutgen, Vice President Te...
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2010-11-26

Germany Azzurro Semiconductor invested EUR 14.5 million for expansion

Germany-based GaN (gallium nitride) epitaxial wafers manufacturer Azzurro Semiconductors invested EUR 14.5 million to build a new joint company, with expanding production ability for GaN-on-silicon epitaxial wafers. Azzurro noted, the new company was planed to choose in Dresden. And the funding was supplied by new partners including Wellington Partners, Good Energies and Emerald Technology Ventures and former investor Cedrus Private Equity and IBG Innovationsfonds.
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2009-11-16

Azzurro, licenses and transfers GaN-on-Si technology to Osram

It’s reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors has apparently conducting R&D on the growth GaN-based LEDs on large-diameter silicon substrates, using technology developed by Azzurro Semiconductors. The agreement was signed a year ago, and the transfer of the GaN-on-Si process technology is exclusive to Osram Opto Semiconductors until November 7, 2010. Outside the Osram agreement, Azzurro is able to license its technology to other parties, and continues to supply GaN-on-Si epiwafers to other customers.
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