Taiwan’s Epistar receives further Aixtron G5 reactors

April 19, 2011
Date Announced: 19 Apr 2011 Aachen/Germany – AIXTRON SE today announced further shipments of MOCVD systems to Epistar. The contract is for multiple AIX G5 HT reactors in a 14x4-inch configuration which will be dedicated to the growth of high brightness LEDs.The systems are delivered in the first and second quarter of 2011. AIXTRON´s local support team will install and commission the new reactors in Epistar’s state-of-the-art clean-room facility at their production complex in Taiwan.Following Epistar´s successful qualification of the AIX G5 HT in 2010, this latest repeat order is a further endorsement of G5´s very rapid time-to-production and excellent system-to-system reproducibility, both of which are key factors in a highly competitive market and a considerable driver of cost reduction.Dr. Ming-Jiunn Jou, President of Epistar, comments, “The new reactors will form the backbone of our planned capacity expansion for our high brightness LED production program. In particular, we have been impressed by the run-to-run and system-to-system reproducibility the G5 has shown. This makes the G5 the leading MOCVD system in terms ofthroughput and yield, allowing us to quickly ramp up our capacities and expand our product portfolio even further in the direction of solid-state lighting products. The G5 clearly demonstrates AIXTRON´s manufacturing excellence with an easy scalable route for our process recipes.”Located at the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan, Epistar Corporation has for over a decade been focused on the development, manufacture and marketing of ultra-high brightness (UHB) LED products. Via its proprietary MOCVD process technology, Epistar continues to successfully commercialize worldwide a full range of UHB LEDs having compact size, low power consumption and long operation life.

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