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11 August 2016

Epistar orders Veeco EPIK 700 MOCVD systems to meet demand for LED lighting

Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA says that Epistar Corp of Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan (the world's largest manufacturer of LED epiwafers and chips) has ordered multiple TurboDisc EPIK700 gallium nitride (GaN) metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems for the production of LEDs. The systems will be used to meet demand for various applications.

"The improved demand of solid-state lighting combined with the need to compete in a competitive market dictates we choose the most productive and most cost-efficient MOCVD platform in the industry," states Epistar's president Dr MJ Jou. "Veeco has been our supplier of choice dating back to their innovative K465i system," he notes. "After adopting their latest EPIK platform, we have achieved superior yield results and lowered manufacturing costs. The addition of these new EPIK MOCVD systems will help advance our production goals and improve our product competitiveness," he believes.

Based on Veeco's proven TurboDisc technology and the proprietary Uniform FlowFlange, the EPIK 700 MOCVD system enables users to achieve improved cost per wafer savings compared with previous MOCVD systems through improved wafer uniformity, reduced operating expenses and increased productivity.

"A leader such as Epistar ramping production to meet demand of LEDs is a positive sign for the industry as a whole," believes James T. Jenson, senior VP, Veeco MOCVD operations, noting that the market seems to be turning upward again. We look forward to supporting Epistar's future MOCVD requirements as they continue their growth plans."

Tags: Veeco MOCVD Epistar LEDs

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