Aixtron to accelerate Changelight's expansion with multiple MOCVD systems

Nov. 18, 2010
Date Announced: 18 Nov 2010 Aachen/Germany – AIXTRON AG (FSE: AIX; NASDAQ: AIXG) today announced a new order for MOCVD reactors from Changelight Co., Ltd. The ordercomprises several AIX 2600G3 IC in a 49x2-inch wafer configuration and a double digit number of AIX 2800G4-R 60x2-inch configuration deposition systems. After delivery of the systems between the fourth quarter 2010 and the second quarter of 2011, they will be used for red-orange-yellow (ROY) high brightness LED production.The AIXTRON China support team will install and commission the new reactors in the Changelight epitaxy facility at its mainland China production plant. Prof. Xiang Wu Wang, General Manager Changelight, comments, “Since 2006, we have been exclusively working with AIXTRON using their reliable technology with outstanding success. Consequently, it was a straightforward decision choosing their systems when assessing the best solution to carry out our planned increase in production capacity. This time it will be the combination of the AIX 2800G4-R and AIX 2600G3 IC systems. These will give us good economics through very low source material cost overhead. The G4 systems will provide the desired high throughput for our ROY LED requirements.”Changelight´s quaternary alloy AlGaInP LED epitaxial wafer and chip have a very high standing as leading-edge products by virtue of their excellent uniformity, consistency and reliability. They are comparable to the best from the leading domestic manufacturers in terms of scale, output and sales with wide application in digital, dot matrix, full-color screen displays as well as traffic lights.Prof. Wang continues, “Changelight plans to reach the number one position amongst mainland China GaAs LED companies and longer-term we want to achieve success in overseas markets. The new reactors coupled with the high quality AIXTRON support service will ensure that we reach our targets according to plan.”

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