HC SemiTek Receives Aixtron Tools for LED Manufacture
China based firm HC SemiTek has received six CRIUS tools for manufacturing GaN LEDs at its Wuhan facility.
Aixtron has announced that HC Semitek placed an order for six additional CRIUS Gallium Nitride (GaN) epitaxial growth reactors. The six machines in the 31x2-inch wafer configuration have been delivered to the company’s modern facility in Wuhan.
With the rapid expansion of LED-based displays, backlighting and solid state illumination, manufacturers are choosing solutions that support flexibility and headroom to meet the diverse demands of volume applications.
According to Rong Liu, President of HC SemiTek, “The CRIUS enables significant operational flexibility and enhanced growth efficiency for state of the art UHB GaN LEDs. Our technology team is highly talented with a rich research experience gained from world leading research institutes. We now wish to extend our manufacturing capacity quickly and conveniently as per our strategic expansion roadmap for the displays environment. While this poses many challenges for providers – how to efficiently create precision epiwafers at very low cost – management through the responsive Aixtron support team will enable optimized process set-up without incurring project delay.”
The past year has been a boom year for MOCVD LED product development and manufacture, particularly in China. In addition to major companies testing the market for new business in areas such as residential lighting and mobile display applications, start-ups are making significant investments.