2022-10-19

Furukawa in Japan selects AIXTRONs MOCVD technology for the production of optoelectronic devices / AIXTRON to support development of GaAs and InP based optoelectronics in Japan

AIXTRON to support development of GaAs and InP based optoelectronics in Japan Herzogenrath, October 18, 2022 – AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, has received an order for an AIX 2800G4 MOCVD System from FURUKAWA FITEL OPTICAL DEVICE CO., LTD. (FFOD), a Japan based manufacturer of compound semiconductor devices. The equipment will be used for the development and the production of optoelectronic devices, based on Gallium Arsenide (Ga...
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2022-06-20

III-V Epi has completed the SHARK-VECSEL project for the University of Strathclyde, consolidating its critical position in the quantum supply chain

III-V Epi has completed the Innovate UK-funded, SHARK-VECSELs project with the University of Strathclyde. The project has successfully developed high power, narrow linewidth, visible lasers for next-generation, strontium-atom-based, quantum atomic clocks. Dr. Jennifer Hastie, Director of the Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde University, said, “The SHARK-VECSELs project represents a significant developmental step in the commercialisation of atomic-clock-based, precision positioning and timing devices. III-V Epi used its MOCVD...
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2022-06-09

Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute Selects Veeco MOCVD System for Advanced R&D and Technology Collaboration for Power and RF Applications

Plainview, N.Y. — Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) today announced that the Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute, National Applied Research Laboratories (TSRI, Narlabs) has selected Veeco’s Propel® R&D Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for advanced development and collaboration related to gallium nitride (GaN)-based power and RF devices. The single wafer Propel platform is ideal for high volume manufacturing and 300mm capabilities, as well as R&D applications. This Propel R&D syst...
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2022-05-19

Aixtron to supply CCS 3x2 MOCVD system to Boise State University

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, near Aachen, Germany says that subsidiary Aixtron Ltd will deliver a deposition system from their Close Coupled Showerhead metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (CCS MOCVD) product range for compound semiconductor materials to the Boise State University. The CCS 3x2 is an essential part of an infrastructure expansion awarded to Boise State University, Idaho. With a capacity of 3x2” wafers, the CCS 3x2 system being delivered to Boise’s Micron Center for Materials Research will have ...
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2021-10-29

Process Paves Way For More Efficient Lasers, LEDs

North Carolina State University team develops MOCVD process that produces the highest concentration of holes in p-type III-Nitride material Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new process that makes use of existing industry standard techniques for making III-nitride semiconductor materials, but results in layered materials that will make LEDs and lasers more efficient. A challenge for people who make LEDs and lasers has been that there was a limit on the number of holes that you can make in p-type III-nitride semiconductor m...
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2021-09-10

Red InGaN μLEDs for Displays

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the USA suggests that indium gallium nitride (InGaN) red micro-sized light-emitting diodes (μLEDs) could provide a solution for displays [Panpan Li et al, Appl. Phys. Lett., v119, p081102, 2021].   Although the high indium content leads to relatively low external quantum efficiency (EQE) compared with commercial aluminium indium gallium phosphide (AlInGaP) regular-size LEDs, which can reach 20-30%, the UCSB research shows that the InGaN devices maintain their ~2.5% EQE as the dimensio...
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2021-09-03

Stacking Three III-Nitride LEDs

Ohio State University and Sandia National Laboratories in the USA claim the first demonstration of triple-junction cascaded III-nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs) grown by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) [Zane Jamal-Eddine et al, Appl. Phys. Express, v14, p092003, 2021]. Stacking LEDs is one way to overcome the limitations in output power density imposed by the effects of efficiency droop at large current density. Tunnel-junction (TJ) structures are used to connect LEDs since they enable electron majority carriers to be transformed to ...
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2021-04-08

Tier-One US LED Supplier Adopts Aixtron MOCVD Solutions for Micro LED Development

Recently, Aixtron announced that it has been supplying the AIX G5+ C MOCVD system for Micro LED manufacturing to a tier-one US LED supplier, though Aixtron did not disclose the identity of the US company and further details of the transaction. One of the key parts of Micro LED manufacturing is mass transfer. Achieving Micro LED mass transfer requires significantly more stringent wavelength uniformity and defect density parameters during the epitaxy process, compared to conventional LEDs. For Micro LED mass production to be viable, manufacturers ...
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2020-10-28

Osram Selects Veeco MOCVD System

Veeco Instruments has announced that Osram Opto Semiconductors has qualified Veeco's Lumina MOCVD System for production of high-end LEDs and to drive the next generation of advanced photonic devices. Being at the forefront of next generation advanced photonic technologies that require innovation and redefine the limits of the technology is at the core of Osram,” stated Lothar Mergili, COO of Osram Opto Semiconductors. “The Lumina system has proven to set new standards in terms of productivity that will meet and exceed market requirements. Veec...
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2020-07-20

UCSB Researchers Creates High Efficiency InGaN Blue Micro LED Through MOCVD Advancement

One critical issue of Micro LEDs is that their luminous efficiency decrease as their dimension shrink, leading to increasing problems in inspection and repair. Technology developers thus try to improve Micro LED efficiency at the phase of epitaxy wafer production. A group of researchers from UCSB, including Nobel winner Shuji Nakamura, recently published a paper describing the method of fabricating high performance InGaN Micro LED with epitaxial tunnel junctions (TJs Micro LEDs). Published in Optics Express, the paper, titled “Size-independent Low...
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2020-02-05

VEECO Introduce MOCVD Systems for Mass Production of Advanced Photonics Devices Covering Micro LED and VCSEL

Veeco Instruments introduced the Lumina MOCVD platform, which incorporates its proprietary TurboDisc® reactor technology for film uniformity, yield and device performance for photonics applications. This new MOCVD platform, including the Lumina R480™ and Lumina R480S™ models, will accelerate the production of VCSEL, Edge-Emitting Laser (EEL) and Mini / Micro LED devices. The equipment provider brought its new products to Photonics West, starting February 4, in San Francisco. (Image: Veeco) According to Veeco, the new Lumin...
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2019-12-11

AIXTRON Qualified for Micro LED production at PlayNitride

AIXTRON announced that PlayNitride has qualified its AIX G5+ C MOCVD system for the manufacturing of GaN-based (gallium nitride) Micro LEDs, concluding the joint collaboration agreement signed in January. The German equipment provider and Micro LED specialist PlayNitride reported their partnership in January 2019 to speed up Micro LED mass production with AIXTRON’s AIX G5+ C platform. According to AIXTRON, PlayNitride ordered another tool for expanding its capacities for high-volume production of Micro LEDs. The M...
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2019-07-04

AIXTRON Delivers MOCVD System to Japan’s Nagoya University for GaN-based Deep UV Optoelectronic Devices

German semiconductor equipment provider AIXTRON announced its partnership with Nagoya University in Japan. The equipment maker has delivered a Close Coupled Showerhead® (CCS) system to the University’s Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (IMaSS). AIXTRONs 3x2-inch Flip Top CCS MOCVD platform is intended for research in the field of GaN-based deep ultra-violet (DUV) optoelectronic devices. Specially designed for research and small series production, the AIXTRON system enables real scaling from R&D ...
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2019-02-27

AIXTRON Announces Solid Growth in 2018 with Demands for MOCVD Systems for ROY LED and VCSEL

German equipment manufacturer AIXTRON posted its 2018 financial results. The company reported increased on-year revenue and gross margin due to continued demand for its MOCVD systems for lasers, red-orange-yellow (ROY) LEDs and specialty LEDs production. According to AIXTRON, its order intake in 2018 grew by 15% YoY to EUR 302.5 million (US$ 344.26 million), which led to a yearly revenue of EUR 268.8 million (US$ 306 million), up by 17% YoY. Adjusted for previous year's sales from discontinued operations, the sales increased by 40% compare...
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2018-11-22

InnoScience Technology Orders AIXTRON’s MOCVD Systems for GaN Device Development

AIXTRON reported that the company will deliver its AIX G5+ C MOCVD systems to China-based InnoScience Technology for the development of GaN power devices. InnoScience Technology has ordered multiple MOCVD systems from AIXTRON to expand its production of GaN-on-Si devices for various applications. GaN power devices are used for applications such as efficient power supplies for PC and servers or LiDAR and wireless power transfer requiring high-speed switching. (Image: AIXTRON) In the scope of the increasing number of applicatio...
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2018-11-14

EpiGaN Increases Production with AIXTRON’s MOCVD Equipment

EpiGaN, the Belgian GaN-on-Si and GaN-on-SiC epitaxial wafer provider, has ordered a new AIX G5+ C system from AIXTRON to expand its production capability for large size wafer.   The new AIXTRON AIX G5+ C reactor will be installed at EpiGaN’s manufacturing site in Hasselt Belgium in the first quarter of 2019 and start to operate afterwards. The fully automated Planetary® MOCVD system features in-situ chamber cleaning and enables configurations of 8x6 inch or 5x8 inch epitaxial wafers to be automatically loaded and removed by ...
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2018-10-31

AIXTRON Continues Profit Growth with Strong Demands for Laser and ROY LED Applications

AIXTRON, the Germany-based semiconductor equipment provider, has announced its financial results for the nine months and the third quarter 2018. The equipment company has reported growing profit with continuous demands for MOCVD systems for the production of power electronics and lasers such as VCSEL or EEL lasers for applications in 3D sensing or optical data transmission as well as red, orange and yellow (ROY) LEDs.
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2018-09-27

AIXTRON Announces a New Order from Sino-Semiconductor for VCSEL Equipment

Semiconductor equipment provider AIXTRON announced that the company has received an order for an AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD system from Chinese chipmaker Sino-Semiconductor for the production of laser diodes.
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2018-09-21

Plessy Selects Aixtron’s MOCVD System for GaN-on-Si Development Targeting Micro LED Applications

Plessey has been speeding up its progress of Micro LED technology development. After announcing the partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) for the backplanes, Plessey has ordered MOCVD equipment from AIXTRON SE to boost its manufacturing capability of GaN-on-Si wafers targeting Micro LED applications.
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2018-09-04

AIXTRON Supplies MOCVD Equipment to HLJ for VCSEL Production Expansion

HLJ Technology Co, a Taiwanese VCSEL epitaxy and chip producer has ordered AIXTRON’s MOCVD sets to increase its wafer capacity and its epitaxial wafer size production line for VCSEL. 
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2018-07-31

Aixtron Increases Order Guidance with the Strong Demands of MOCVD

The German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron has reported its financial results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018 and revealed that its MOCVD systems for laser and red-orange-yellow (ROY) LED applications have created significant contributions to the sales growth. 
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2018-07-18

Changelight Orders MOCVD System for Mini LED from AIXTRON

AIXTRON, a German deposition equipment supplier reported that the Chinese chip maker Changelight has ordered AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD systems to expand its production capacities for arsenide-phosphide-based red, orange and yellow LEDs (ROY LED) and solar cells.
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2018-06-15

Aledia Chooses Veeco’s Propel GaN MOCVD System for Large Wafer 3D LED Production

The semiconductor process equipment manufacturer, Veeco, released the information of Aledia’s selection on its product, Propel® GaN MOCVD system for Aledia’s further research and development on 3D LED application.
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2018-05-23

Lumentum Selects Veeco's K475i MOCVD System for Next-Generation Applications Including 3D Sensing, High-Speed Fiber-Optic Communications and Laser-Based Materials Processing

Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced that Lumentum Holdings Inc. has ordered the Veeco K475i™ Arsenide/Phosphide (As/P) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for production of its advanced semiconductor components which address the 3D sensing, high-speed fiber-optic communications and laser-based materials processing end-markets. Lumentum, headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., is a leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonics products.
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2018-04-13

ON Semiconductor Orders Veeco MOCVD System

Veeco Instruments announced that ON Semiconductor has ordered its Propel High-volume Manufacturing (HVM) Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) system. Based on its successful beta evaluation of the Propel HVM tool, ON Semiconductor ordered the production-level Propel system for GaN power electronics manufacturing. As the industry’s first single-wafer cluster platform, the Propel GaN MOCVD system is specifically designed for high-voltage power-management devices used in data centers; automotive, information and communication technology; defense; aerospace and power distribution systems, among other applications.
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2018-03-07

New Shares from AIXTRON Stock Option Program to Be Traded Under Separate ISIN

AIXTRON SE has a number of stock option programs in place that grant employees the right to purchase AIXTRON shares under certain conditions. The company in February announced its financial results for fiscal year 2017 and the fourth quarter 2017.
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2018-02-08

Cases Closed: Veeco, AMEC, and SGL Settle Patent Litigation

Veeco Instruments Inc., Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC), and SGL Carbon SE (SGL), today announced that they have mutually agreed to settle the pending litigation among the parties and to amicably resolve all pending disputes, including AMEC’s lawsuit against Veeco before the Fujian High Court in China and Veeco’s lawsuit against SGL before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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2018-01-30

Leading European Developer of Superluminescent LED Chooses Veeco Propel GaN MOCVD Platform

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that EXALOS has ordered a Propel GaN Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System for the research and development of high-performance broadband superluminescent light emitting diodes (SLEDs). EXALOS, headquartered in Switzerland, is expected to receive the Propel system in the third quarter of 2018.
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2017-12-01

Veeco Seeks to Invalidate AMEC Patent before Beijing IP Court

Veeco Instruments announced today that it is preparing to appeal to the Beijing IP Court against the decision previously made by the Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) regarding the validity of patent ZL201220056049.5 held by Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC). 
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2017-11-30

Xiamen Changelight Purchases AIXTRON MOCVD Technology to Expands ROY LED Production

AIXTRON has recently received an order on multiple AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD cluster tools from Chinese optoelectronic manufacturer Xiamen Changelight Co., Ltd to expand its production capacity for gallium arsenide-based (GaAs) red, orange and yellow (ROY) LEDs. 
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