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21 January 2014

VPEC places repeat order for Aixtron systems to meet growing demand for microwave epiwafers

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Aachen, Germany has announced a new order from long-standing customer Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co Ltd (VPEC) of Ping-Jen City, Taiwan for two further AIX 2600G3 IC MOCVD systems fully equipped to handle seven 6-inch substrates (7x6”) in a single run. Pure-play epitaxial wafer foundry VPEC placed the order to expand its microwave epiwafer volume production. The systems have been installed by Aixtron’s local Taiwanese office.

“Our RF microwave device business operation unit will be using the new systems to support our latest capacity expansion designed to meet ever higher demand,” says VPEC vice president Neil Chen. “We have been using the AIX 2600G3 for more than 10 years now, with our last multiple systems order having been completed in 2010,” he adds. “This last production capacity addition has put us in the solid commercial position to invest once more in Aixtron’s high-quality equipment.”

VPEC chose the systems due to their robustness and extended uptime, along with high throughput. “Aixtron excels at supplying equipment with these features, along with prompt service and process support, all of which are vital for our successful business,” Chen comments.

“Driven by the demand for mobile phones and Wi-Fi, the need for RF power amplifiers based on compound semiconductor heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) continues to rise, and microwave device makers are presently adding MOCVD production capacities,” notes Aixtron’s VP Southeast Asia Dr Christian Geng.

See related items:

VPEC increases capacity with order for eight additional Aixtron MOCVD systems

VPEC adds two more Aixtron MOCVD reactors to meet demand

VPEC orders Aixtron AIX 2600G3 MOCVD systems

VPEC orders two further MOCVD reactors

See: Aixtron Company Profile

Tags: Aixtron MOCVD VPEC

Visit: www.vpec.com.tw

Visit: www.aixtron.com

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