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5 June 2014

Temescal's first UEFC-4900 e-beam metalization system ordered by Plessey for MaGIC LED production

Materials, component and precision system supplier Ferrotec Corp, whose Temescal division of Livermore, CA, USA manufactures electron-beam-based evaporative coating systems, says that the first of its new Temescal UEFC-4900 systems (launched this month) will be delivered to Plessey Semiconductors Ltd of Plymouth, UK.

Plessey’s proprietary MaGIC (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) process produces a unique, thin layer of GaN-on-silicon, and the UEFC-4900 offers the benefits of the Auratus Deposition Process Enhancement Methodology, including near-perfect uniformity and reduction in material consumption.

“At only 2.5μm for both buffer and epitaxial layer, our MaGIC process uses a much thinner GaN layer compared to the 8μm thickness typical on most other LED processes,” says Plessey’s operations director Mike Snaith. “When you’re working with this level of precision, the uniformity and efficiency that you can achieve with a Temescal system is essential. The UEFC-4900 will be an excellent upgrade from our FC-2800 platform with its Auratus enhancements such as increased capacity, faster throughput, and reduced cost of operations,” he adds.

“Plessey is making tremendous inroads into reducing the cost of high-brightness LEDs with its unique GaN-on-silicon process,” comments Temescal’s managing director Gregg Wallace. “By producing high-performance GaN LED structures on standard silicon substrates, Plessey is able to deliver industry-standard performance at a dramatically reduced cost of manufacture,” he adds. “With the UEFC-4900, our most advanced Auratus process enhancements and our excellent local support, this tool will help Plessey achieve larger batch sizes and improved efficiencies, all while maintaining the critically precise process parameters.”

See related items:

Ferrotec launches mid-sized Auratus enhanced e-beam metallization system

Plessey further expands GaN-on-Si LED production with another Aixtron CRIUS II-XL MOCVD system

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