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Aixtron receives solid state lighting Award

Company recognised for its contributions to the establishment of the international Solid State Lighting (SSL) industry

Aixtron CEO Martin Goetzeler receives AOA Award from ISA president Wu Ling

Aixtron, the manufacturer of semiconductor deposition equipment, has received the 'Award of Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development' from the International SSL Alliance (ISA) in the context of this years' China SSL. The ISA jury recognised Aixtron for its role in providing key foundations for the initiation and growth of the global Solid State Lighting (SSL) industry.

In his acceptance speech, Aixtron's president and CEO, Martin Goetzeler, stressed the Company's longstanding contributions to the SSL industry: "We are very delighted to receive this prestigious award from ISA. Over the last three decades, Aixtron has been an important bridge between research, development and the application of these technologies in the area of solid-state lighting. In this period, we have successfully introduced a number of innovations supporting the successful commercialisation of Solid State Lighting and the transition of the General Lighting Industry."

Aixtron has installed 3,000 deposition systems world-wide since 1983. Aixtron state they are continuing to improve the production efficiency of the global SSL industry, highlighted by the recent introduction of the new AIX R6 Closed Coupled Showerhead next generation MOCVD tool for LED manufacturing.

Goetzeler also added: "We are fully committed to continue to support the global SSL industry and we are looking forward to share our expertise with our customers by providing best-in-class technology solutions such as our new AIX R6 tool which we introduced yesterday. It will be a pleasure helping to shape the SSL market in the years to come."

Annually, the International SSL Alliance recognises companies and individuals for their achievements and contributions to the global SSL development with the "Award of Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development". Laureates among others have been this years' recipient of the Nobel Prize for physics Shuji Nakamura, and Nick Holonyak, the inventor of the red LED.

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