June 22, 2005 – Aixtron AG has received an order from Hangzhou Silan Azure Optoelectronics Co. Ltd., Hangzhou, China, for an AIX 2400G3 HT and a 19×2″ Thomas Swan close-coupled showerhead system. Silan Azure, a new LED start-up, plans to mass produce high brightness LEDs with Aixtron and Thomas Swan thin-film growth systems.
Silan Azure is a joint venture of Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics Joint-stock Co. Ltd., a publicly traded company in China specializing in designing, developing and manufacturing ICs. Silan Azure will use the two mass production MOCVD systems for the manufacturing of GaN based LEDs. Silan Azure’s product line will cover both epi wafer growth and chip processing. Silan