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China’s Sinoepi to enhance nitride LED production with Aixtron system

The company, which specialises in indium gallium nitride wafer and chip manufacturing, has ordered a 69 x 2-inch CCS reactor from the MOCVD equipment specialist

Aixtron SE has a new customer in Sinoepi, a manufacturer of epitaxial wafers and chips used for LEDS.

The Chinese firm has placed an order for one MOCVD system, a CRIUS II-L reactor in a 69 x 2-inch wafer configuration. The system will be used for the production of epitaxial wafers for ultra-high brightness (UHB) GaN based LEDs.

The reactor was ordered in the fourth quarter of 2011 and was delivered during the second quarter of 2012. Aixtron´s local service support team will install and commission the CRIUS II-L at the Sinoepi production complex located in Beijing.

“Although this is our first new piece of equipment from Aixtron, my team is already very familiar with CRIUS technology,” says Ye, General Manager of Sinoepi.

“We are particularly impressed with its high performance-to-cost ratio compared to other systems, as well as the seamless and short process transfer. CCS technology is well established around the world due to its outstanding reputation for producing superior performance LEDs. The CRIUS II-L matches our requirements for very high throughput epitaxial growth of nitride-based wafer materials excellently. It will enable us to develop our processes quickly and efficiently,” he continues.

“On behalf of the Aixtron team involved in the lead-up to this very important new order, I am delighted to announce that another customer is about to benefit from the excellent characteristics of this generation of Aixtron CRIUS systems,” adds Bernd Schulte, Aixtron’s Chief Operating Officer. “Sinoepi has opted for the CRIUS II-L after thoroughly evaluating all systems currently available on the market. The CRIUS II-L has already set new industry standards which we back up with a service that provides everything our customers need to ramp up their production. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Sinoepi.”

Founded in August 2010, Sinoepi Co., Ltd. is located within the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area. The company's main products include UHB InGaN LED epitaxial wafers and chips for use in LCD TV backlighting and LED solid-state lighting, as well as other applications.
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