Korea’s Semi Materials enters LED lighting market with Aixtron systems

Nov. 2, 2010
Date Announced: 02 Nov 2010 Aachen/Germany – AIXTRON AG announced today a new order for MOCVD reactors from Semi Materials Co. Ltd., a company engaged in the development of photovoltaic energy technologies. The order comprises five AIX 2800G4 HT deposition systems in a 11x4-inch wafer configuration. The Seoul, S. Korea based company placed the order during the second quarter of 2010 and following their delivery in the fourth quarter of 2010, the systems will be used to produce GaN-based UHB LEDs for lighting applications.The new reactors will be commissioned by the local AIXTRON support team in a dedicated facility at the Semi Materials production plant in Gyeongsan.Kun Park, CEO of Semi Materials, comments, “Our company has embarked on an exciting new venture to enter the business of developing and manufacturing high-brightness LEDs for general lighting applications. The reactors will form a centrepiece of the new operation which we recently contracted in a US$ 450 million Memorandum of Understanding with Kyungbuk province of Korea.AIXTRON has a very strong world-wide reputation for the performance and quality not only of their engineering and processes but also their support service. We know that having AIXTRON at our side will make this major business undertaking a smooth process.”Semi Materials was founded in 2000 and has since become a major developer and manufacturer of a wide range of photovoltaic materials and other products. The company now intends to become a world leader in the manufacture and supply of LED-based lighting materials and components.

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