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13 June 2018

Aledia chooses Veeco’s Propel GaN MOCVD system for large-wafer 3D LED production

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Aledia S.A of Grenoble, France, a developer and manufacturer of 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium nitride (GaN) nanowire-on-silicon platform, has selected the Propel GaN metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system of epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA to support its R&D. Aledia noted Propel’s large process window, single-wafer reactor technology and defect stability as key factors in its decision.

“The opportunity for our breakthrough nanowire-LED display technology on large-area silicon is very large, and we need the best and most scalable technology available to support our continued R&D around 3D display applications — we believe Veeco is best positioned,” says Aledia’s CEO, chairman & co-founder Giorgio Anania. “Veeco’s cutting-edge Propel system delivers unsurpassed results, and very good homogeneity throughout the entire wafer, making it the best choice and one we know will help us continue to push the limits of innovation,” he comments.

Designed for GaN applications like power, RF, laser diodes and advanced LEDs, the Propel system’s single-wafer reactor platform enables the processing of 6- and 8-inch wafers or 2- to 4-inch wafers in a mini-batch mode. In addition to Veeco’s proprietary TurboDisc technology, the system also includes Veeco’s IsoFlange and SymmHeat technologies, which provide homogeneous laminar flow and uniform temperature profile across the entire wafer.

“On the heels of the company’s previous adoption of Veeco’s K465i MOCVD system, Aledia’s decision to turn to Veeco once again to support future generations of nanowire-LED technologies for mobile displays is a testament to our shared commitment to excellence,” says Peo Hansson Ph.D., senior VP & general manager of MOCVD at Veeco. “We look forward to our continued partnership and to support Aledia as it continues to innovate new discoveries in the LED space.”

Innovators in display technology are focusing on the next big technological shifts such as micro-LED and 3D LED. Industry analysts predict a scenario where the market for advanced LED displays could reach 330 million units by 2025. This is fueled by the promise of sub-100µm LEDs, which is considered to be the critical enabler to achieving the ultimate display.

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