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UOC to boost GaAs LD production with Aixtron tool

The Taiwanese company is expanding its MOCVD manufacturing capacity to grow gallium arsenide based lasers
Aixtron SE has sold an AIX 2600G3 Planetary Reactor to Union Optronics Corp. (UOC).

The system is capable of handling 49 x 2 inch wafers in each run. The purchase was made in the second quarter of 2012 with delivery due in the fourth quarter of 2012.



Aixtron Planetary Reactor showing 12 x 4" configuration. It can also be used in 49 x 2" and 7 x 6" configurations

President, Hir-Ming Shieh of UOC comments, “Based on the good experience with our existing Aixtron AIX 2600G3 system, we are now preparing capacity for expanded business opportunities with this new AIX 2600G3. We consider this configuration to be the most suitable choice to ramp up our advanced laser production capacity.”

Christian Geng, Vice President Southeast Asia and General Manager of Aixtron Taiwan, adds, “We are excited that UOC has chosen Aixtron again, based on our superior technology and support, and we are looking forward to starting up this tool. UOC has an outstanding reputation for a wide range of laser diodes.”

UOC was founded in 1996 with its main products being optical laser diodes with wavelengths ranging from infrared (1550nm) to red (630nm). The company also sells epitaxial wafers, chips, and packaged laser diodes. The company is headquartered in Yangmei City, Taoyuan County.

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