Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, near Aachen, Germany says that Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany has qualified the first of multiple AIX G5 C planetary systems for manufacturing gallium nitride (GaN) LEDs.
Aixtron says that, as market demand for high-quality optoelectronics is increasing due to the continually growing number of applications in the illumination, sensing and visualization sectors (including automotive, communication, display, health and food), Osram Opto is expanding production capacities, for example at its Regensburg facility.
“We have chosen the AIX G5 C as it is one of the best-in-class for high-performance applications. The system offers the lowest defect and particle level to date due to its effective in-situ cleaning system and cassette-to-cassette handler, which is essential for high yields,” comments Berthold Hahn, senior director LED Chip at Osram Opto. “Furthermore, Aixtron’s advanced production tools allow best wavelength uniformity for reduced binning effort and therefore enables future technologies with very demanding uniformity requirements. Overall, the AIX G5 C provides leading edge blue and green LED processes that are necessary to meet our high quality standards in volume production for various lighting applications,” he adds.
“We are looking forward to the further collaboration with one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers,” says Dr Frank Schulte, vice president of Aixtron Europe. “Our AIX G5 C platform perfectly backs Osram’s product strategy since it enables the manufacturing of devices that support future-oriented technology trends in the areas of mobility, communication and energy efficiency.”