National Taiwan University orders Aixtron MOCVD tool for white LEDs

March 11, 2009
Date Announced: 11 Mar 2009 Aachen/Germany – AIXTRON AG today announced that in the fourth quarter 2008 the National Taiwan University (NTU), based in Taipei City, Taiwan, ordered one Close Coupled Showerhead 3x2" wafer Research Platform MOCVD system. It will be used for research and development on GaN and related materials and devices and it will be delivered in the third quarter 2009.Professor Chih-Chung (C. C.) Yang of the Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, National Taiwan University, comments: “We have been researching on nitride-based alloy semiconductors for a number of years. Our experiments require a stable and reliable system with commonality and compatibility with Taiwan’s popular production technologies. Not only does AIXTRON’s CCS Research Platform suit this task very well but it also has a high degree of versatility. In particular, we are looking forward to using the Dynamic Reactor Height Adjustment option for growth at various reactor pressures. We are impressed with this unique capability and expect it will enable us to more rapidly implement our process development program.”The AIXTRON Taiwan team is also eager to continuing its role in this project. AIXTRON Taiwan’s R&D and Process Manager Dr. Joe Yang, who in fact graduated from NTU in 2003, adds: “Our process team is naturally keen to ensure that the very best efforts go into this project so we can provide NTU with a parameter set to form an excellent base for their advanced R&D.”Founded in 1928, National Taiwan University (NTU) today is ranked the most renowned university in Taiwan and one of the “Top-Five” universities in Asia. Amongst Professor C. C. Yang’s Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics main research topics include the energy technology applications of InGaN nanostructures, the growth and fabrication of all-InGaN white-light and polarized LEDs. He has earned a very distinguished reputation in GaN-related research and is frequently an invited speaker at international conferences. Professor Yang is organizing the international conference “White LED 2009” which will be held in Taipei in December 2009; it was previously held in Tokyo Japan.

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