Sandia National Laboratories qualifies MOCVD system from Matheson/Taiyo Nippon Sanso for LED and electronics development

May 18, 2016
Basking Ridge, NJ – Matheson, together with its parent company, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC), announced recently that a national laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, has qualified and accepted the SR-4000HT commercial grade gallium nitride (GaN) metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system for its continued compound semiconductor device developmental work with aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN).

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"As a prominent leading national institution, this customer's qualification and acceptance of the SR-4000HT MOCVD system is a significant step forward for the entire MOCVD market focused on AlGaN and AlN technology," said TNSC Executive Corporate Officer Koh Matsumoto.

Matheson and TNSC strongly expect the SR-4000HT MOCVD system to be the platform for AlGaN and AlN applications. The two companies are determined to continue advancement into the deep ultra violet light emitting diode (UVC-LED) and power electronics global market with this MOCVD system.

About Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With its main facilities in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness.

About Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation/Matheson
Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, founded in 1910 and based in Tokyo, Japan, is a global supplier of industrial gases. In 1983, TNSC launched MOCVD operations alongside its conventional industrial gas operations. Matheson is a single source for industrial, welding and safety supplies, medical, specialty and electronic gases, gas handling equipment, high performance purification systems, engineering and gas management services, as well as on-site gas generation. Its mission is to deliver innovative solutions that meet global customer requirements. Matheson is the largest subsidiary of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Group, one of the five largest suppliers of industrial, specialty and electronics gases in the world.


Beth Sullivan, Corporate Marketing - Matheson Tri-Gas