Bridgelux chooses Aixtron multiwafer CRIUS® tools for GaN LEDs expansion

Date Announced: 05 May 2008

Aachen/Germany – AIXTRON AG is pleased to announce an order from Bridgelux for two Close Coupled Showerhead® CRIUS® systems each with 31x2-inch capacity. Bridgelux, located in Sunnyvale, CA, USA, will use the system for the development and volume production of AlInGaN-based high power LEDs.

Mark Swoboda, CEO of Bridgelux, comments: “We have long been aware of the excellent reputation of AIXTRON MOCVD engineering, service and process technology. It was therefore logical that a leading high power GaN LED company such as Bridgelux should turn to AIXTRON when implementing the next stage in our strategic expansion. We have one of the strongest R&D teams in the industry who are looking forward to working with the CRIUS® systems. Its high throughput and superior economics exactly match the needs of our customers in the cost-sensitive general lighting marketplace.”

Dr. Rainer Beccard, Director of Marketing at AIXTRON, adds, “It is always very satisfying to be able to announce a new customer for our range of high performance MOCVD tools. We welcome Bridgelux into the AIXTRON family and I am sure that the Close Coupled Showerhead® CRIUS® systems will exceed all expectations in terms of material quality and productivity. Backed up by the standard-setting local AIXTRON service support the CRIUS® is proving very popular with customers worldwide.”

Bridgelux LED chips can be found in mobile appliances, backlighting, camera flash, street lighting and various general lighting applications. Founded in 2002, Bridgelux is a leading supplier of cost-effective, energy saving LED chips to high-volume market segments. The company developed and introduced the industry’s first high volume ITO/InGaN power LED chip and delivers millions of chips every month to customers worldwide. Customers use Bridgelux LED chips to replace traditional bulb technologies with solid-state products that provide a powerful and energy-efficient source of blue, green, or white light.

For further information on AIXTRON AG (FSE: AIX, ISIN DE0005066203; NASDAQ: AIXG, ISIN US0096061041) please consult our website at: www.aixtron.com.

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