AIXTRON AG today announced it received an order for two more AIX 2600G3HT Gallium Nitride (GaN) MOCVD systems from Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. (SEMCO) in January 2007. Both MOCVD tools will be delivered to SEMCO’s facilities in Kyungki-Do, South Korea and will be used for volume production of high brightness blue and white GaN-based LEDs.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics will add this repeat order to the large installed base of AIXTRON Group systems. Their nitride planetary reactors have been performing very satisfactorily but with market demand so high, they need an additional reactor. Because the processes are readily transferable, SEMCO anticipates that the tool will be quickly ramped up to meet production needs.
Dr. Dong-Joon Kim of SEMCO, responsible for both systems said: “Samsung has become the number one local supplier for GaN based HB-LEDs in Korea. Only recently, we have expanded our capacity with AIXTRON Planetary Reactor systems. Now we decided to order two additional AIXTRON MOCVD systems. To upgrade our production we require a professional service and reliable system. This is why we chose AIXTRON.
"In our experience, the AIXTRON Planetary Reactor offers excellent reproducibility that can be quickly and easily transferred to further AIXTRON systems, enabling us to ramp up output promptly after system installation."
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