6 December 2017
China’s Focus Lightings orders Veeco EPIK 868 MOCVD systems to boost high-volume LED production
Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA has received an order for multiple TurboDisc EPIK 868 gallium nitride (GaN) metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) systems, to be shipped to the manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China of Focus Lightings Tech Co Ltd for the production of high-volume light-emitting diodes for general lighting and display applications (adding to its existing installed base of Veeco systems).
Following a 2014 restructuring, Focus Lightings’ main business is LED epitaxial wafers and chip R&D, production and sales operations, as well as LED lighting applications for energy management services.
“Veeco’s new EPIK 868 MOCVD system continues their long-standing reputation of offering significant performance, advantages and exceptional process efficiency,” comments Focus Lightings Tech’s chairman Pan Huarong. “Adding these systems to our manufacturing facility and utilizing Veeco’s unique process know-how will provide us with a major competitive advantage,” he reckons.
Since its introduction in September, Veeco has shipped several large orders of the EPIK 868 platform to Chinese customers. The EPIK 868 system offers a four-reactor platform with Veeco’s proprietary TurboDisc technology for what is claimed to be the highest productivity and a 35% footprint reduction compared with the competition. Further, the wafer carrier capacity can be increased for greater throughput per batch.
“The EPIK 868 was designed for the China market, enabling greater productivity and even lower cost of ownership on a reliable and leading-edge MOCVD platform,” says Peo Hansson Ph.D., senior VP & general manager, Veeco MOCVD Operations. “We have received terrific feedback from customers regarding the new platform, and we look forward to supporting Focus Lightings' growth plans.”