AIXTRON wins MOCVD customer making LEDs in China

March 16, 2012 — AIXTRON SE sold 5 multi-wafer metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems to a new customer, Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology Ltd., China. The tools will grow materials for high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs)

The order includes 2 AIX 2600G3 IC reactors in 49 x 2" wafer configurations, and 3 AIX2800G4 reactors in 60 x 2" set ups. The tools boast high uniformity and throughput. Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology Ltd., China placed the order in Q1 2012, with delivery slated for Q2 2012. AIXTRON will have a local support team install and commission the new reactors in the company’s state-of-the-art cleanrooms in Huaian, China.

AIXTRON opened a MOCVD training center in China, based in Suzhou, this week, with a goal of improving LED manufacturing in the country.

Developing and producing LED wafer materials with AIXTRON MOCVD is "an exciting new venture" for Aucksun Opto, said Kai Chen, GM of Aucksun Opto, noting that AIXTRON’s local service team will assist in internal efforts to ramp up production. Aucksun Opto also has plans to produce HB-LEDs based on gallium nitride (GaN) materials, which AIXTRON will support as well.

Huaian Aucksun Optoelectronics Technology Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jiangsu AUCKSUN Co., Ltd., formerly known as Jiangsu Aucksun Metal Co., Ltd. It primarily serves information technology (IT) manufacturing companies.

AIXTRON provides MOCVD production technologies for semiconductor devices, such as LEDs, lasers, transistors and solar cells. For further information on AIXTRON (FSE: AIXA, ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6, DE000A1MMEF7; NASDAQ: AIXG, ISIN US0096061041), see

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