23 April 2020
HexaTech launches DUV-transparent 2-inch AlN substrates
HexaTech Inc of Morrisville, NC, USA – which makes single-crystal aluminium nitride (AlN) substrates for long-life UV-C LEDs in disinfection applications, deep UV lasers in biological threat detection, and high-voltage power switching devices in efficient power conversion as well as RF components in satellite communications – has launched its deep-UV transparent 2”-diameter, single-crystal aluminum nitride (AlN) substrate product line (available now with standard lead times).
This capability is targeted at directly supporting commercial production of high-performance ultraviolet C (UV-C)-wavelength light-emitting diodes, and follows the announcement of HexaTech’s 2”-diameter, defect-free AlN substrate capability in May 2019. As a commercial supplier of single-crystal AlN substrates, HexaTech developed this application-specific product to satisfy the technology needs of its strategic business partners and the actively growing UV-C LED market.
“This deep-UV transparency capability, especially when coupled with HexaTech’s market-leading crystal quality, continues to demonstrate both the wide-ranging potential of the AlN platform, and the outstanding technical abilities of our development team,” says CEO John Goehrke.
“Our customers now have a no-compromise solution to produce deep-UV LEDs at 265nm, which have been shown to exceed the operational performance of any sapphire-based part at this wavelength,” says Gregory Mills, VP of business development.