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Veeco Says Wuhu With Big Order From Sanan

Sanan Optoelectronics selects two Veeco models for new LED manufacturing plant in Wuhu, China and hopes to purchase over 200 MOCVD systems in the next 3-4 years

Veeco who designs and manufactures solutions for customers in the LED, solar, data storage and metrology sectors has announced an order from Chinese firm, Sanan Optoelectronics. 

Sanan is the largest manufacturer of full color LEDs in Chinaand designs, develops and manufactures full color ultra high brightness (UHB) LEDs, epitaxial wafers, photo-diode detectors and compound solar cells.

Sanan has ordered the K465i which is said to have excellent wavelength uniformity and run-to-run repeatability, and as such is ideal for high volume LED manufacturing.

The K465i is also claimed to provide ease-of-tuning for fast process optimization on wafer sizes up to 8 inches and fast tool recovery time after maintenance.

The second system ordered is the TurboDisc E475 As/P MOCVD System and is engineered for high-volume production of red, orange and yellow HB-LEDs and offers a level of process control and reliability.

Mr. Simon Lin, CEO of Sanan, commented "Our new location in Wuhu will be China's, and perhaps the world's, largest manufacturing and research center for LED wafers and chips."

“We selected Veeco's K465i and E475 MOCVD systems because they are simply the best choice for high volume production of LEDs. Given the increased demand for LEDs in such applications as general illumination, TV backlight and outdoor displays, we intend to ramp our production quickly with Veeco as our chosen partner."

Sanan announced recently that it plans to invest RMB 12 billion (approx. $1.7 billion USD) to build a LED manufacturing facility in Wuhu. According to Mr. Lin, "As we have commented in the past, it is our plan to purchase 200 MOCVD systems over the next 3 to 4 years."

Bill Miller, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, General Manager of Veeco's MOCVD Operations commented, "We are gratified that we can continue our long-standing relationship with Sanan as their preferred MOCVD supplier for their new world-class LED production facility. We believe that the China market will drive significant advancement of the LED industry and Veeco, as the market-leading equipment provider in China, is well positioned to benefit from this growth."
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