Genesis Photonics orders six Thomas Swan CCS MOCVD systems

Date Announced: 06 Feb 2007

Aachen, Germany - AIXTRON AG announced the receipt of purchase orders for six more Thomas Swan Close Coupled Showerhead MOCVD tools from Genesis Photonics Inc., Tainan, Taiwan in the fourth quarter 2006. This purchase is part of a Long Term Purchase Agreement.

David Chung, Chairman and CEO of Genesis comments, "With this boost for our MOCVD production, Genesis will be in an excellent position to become one of the top suppliers for the LCD backlighting market.

"We are already very familiar with how well suited these reactors are for nitride LED production so it was an easy decision to once again turn to Thomas Swan. The reactors’ reliability, flexibility, uniformity and throughput make them unrivalled for our purposes."

Today display backlighting is the dominant application for high brightness LEDs. It has rapidly become a multi-billion-dollar industry and commands around half of the total high brightness LED market.

Newer applications such backlights for camcorders, notebook and desktop PCs and high definition TVs are continuing to provide good growth. However, at the same time as shipment volumes are increasing the unit price per device is falling steeply.

In this promising but challenging marketplace, therefore, LED producers rely on MOCVD tools with best yield to provide the competitive chips the market is demanding.

Established in January 2002 with its factory in the Tainan Science-Base Industrial Park, Genesis Photonics has become the fastest growing LED manufacturer in Taiwan.

The company provides LED epiwafers and chips for lighting, displays, backlights, and automotive applications as well as for scientific, industrial, and research applications. Its green LED chips have record performance and record brightness.

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