Oxford Instruments and Ostendo strengthen links with system sales

Date Announced: 17 Nov 2010

Oxford Instruments is delighted to have received a multi system order from Ostendo Technologies Inc (Ostendo), for its industry leading PlasmaPro® System100 PECVD deposition and PlasmaPro System 100 ICP etch tools. The multi-wafer batch tools will be used by Ostendo in the development of next generation Solid State Lighting (SSL)-based display technologies and products for commercial and consumer markets.

“Our objective is to achieve efficiencies and cost effectiveness at the material, device and system levels”, says Dr. Hussein El-Ghoroury, the CEO of Ostendo, “We chose Oxford Instruments’ leading edge tools as they offer high throughput, and excellent uniformity in addition to multi-batch capability. Ostendo’s enabling technologies support products that are disruptive in their individual marketplaces, and this will be achieved more effectively with the addition of our Oxford Instruments tools.”

Earlier this year Ostendo and Oxford Instruments - TDI, part of the Oxford Instruments Group, announced the availability of Semi-Polar (11-22) GaN layer on sapphire substrate wafers using Ostendo’s proprietary design and TDI’s proprietary Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy (HVPE) technology. This joint development now provides the opportunity to leading High Brightness Light Emitting Diode (HBLED) and Laser Diode developers to increase optical efficiency significantly compared with structures grown on c-plane GaN substrates.

“This latest order from Ostendo reinforces our relationship with this important and innovative SSL display technology provider”, comments Stuart Mitchell, VP Oxford Instruments America Inc., “Oxford Instruments uses innovation to turn smart science into world class products. We are able to offer Ostendo the processes and technologies they require, through our well proven systems, supported in the field through our excellent global support network.”

Contact
Susie Williams Marketing Communications Manager Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology North End, Yatton, Bristol BS49 4AP, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1934 837000 Fax: +44 (0) 1934 837001

E-mail:susie.williams@oxinst.com

Web Site:www.oxford-instruments.com

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