Samsung LED to boost HB-LED production with Aixtron G5

Date Announced: 18 May 2011

Aachen/Germany -– AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIX; NASDAQ: AIXG) today announced a large multiple order for the industry standard LED production platform AIX G5 HT MOCVD Planetary Reactor® from Samsung LED.

Samsung LED has been using AIX 2800G4 HT Gallium Nitride (GaN) MOCVD systems for several years. Following successful commissioning of the first two G5 systems in 2010 and at the beginning of this year, the company now sought to expand its capabilities through AIXTRON´s latest generation of AIX G5 HT MOCVD Planetary Reactors®.

The new systems will be installed within this year at Samsung’s latest state-of-the-art production facility. They will be used for volume production of high brightness (HB) blue and white GaN-based LEDs for television back-light units (BLU) and LED lamps for solid-state lighting applications.

AIXTRON Vice President Sales Dr. Bastian Marheineke comments: “Having become the leading local supplier for GaN-based HB-LEDs in Korea, Samsung LED has continually expanded capacity. Once again this will be achieved by adding more reactors of choice from AIXTRON. The new reactors will further ensure Samsung LED’s determination to stay at the forefront of LED production for volume applications.”

Formed in April 2009, Samsung LED has been recognized as one of the fastest growing LED manufacturers in the world. Today, Samsung LED is the global leader in the LED BLU module industry, equipped with the world’s best technology. The ultra-slim BLU module minimizes the thickness of all sorts of displays such as TVs, notebook PCs, monitors, DIDs, and so on. Samsung aims to become the Global Top LED company within this year.

Marketing Communications AIXTRON SE Herzogenrath, Germany


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