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VPEC Orders More Aixtron MOCVD Reactors

The Taiwanese company will use the tools to manufacture wafers for RF microwave chips
Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. Ltd. (VPEC) has ordered two more AIX 2600G3 IC MOCVD systems fully equipped to handle seven 6-inch substrates (7 x 6") in a single run.

VPEC placed the order to expand its microwave epiwafer volume production. The systems have been installed by Aixtron’s local Taiwanese office.

Neil Chen, VPEC Vice President, comments, “Our RF microwave device business operation unit will be using the new systems to support our latest capacity expansion designed to meet ever higher demand from customers. We have been using the AIX 2600G3 for more than ten years now with our last multiple systems order having been completed in 2010. This last production capacity addition has put us in the solid commercial position to invest once more in Aixtron’s high quality equipment."

VPEC chose the Aixtron systems due to their robustness and extended uptime, along with high throughput. “Aixtron excels at supplying equipment with these features, along with prompt service and process support, all of which are vital for our successful business," Chen concludes.

Aixtron´s Vice President Southeast Asia Christian Geng adds, “Driven by the demand for mobile phones and Wi-Fi, the need for RF power amplifiers based on compound semiconductor heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) continues to rise and microwave device makers are presently adding MOCVD production capacities."

Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. Ltd., a semiconductor epitaxial wafer pure play foundry, was founded in 1996 and is based in Ping-Jen City, Taiwan. The company provides solutions for wireless communications, optical fibre communications, and solar cell applications.

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