VPEC orders additional AIXTRON reactors for PHEMT and HBT

(PresseBox) ( Aachen, )
AIXTRON AG is pleased to announce an order from Taiwan's Visual Photonics Epitaxy Corporation (VPEC) for new AIX 2600G3 epitaxy reactors.

The reactors are a repeat order and will be used for the production of PHEMT and HBT epiwafers. They will be installed in the company's state of the art production facility in Ping- Jen City, Taoyuan, Taiwan. VPEC already has several AIXTRON mass production MOCVD systems in operation at its facility in Taoyuan for the high volume manufacture of optoelectronic and microwave epiwafers.

VPEC has operated AIXTRON systems for nearly ten years and Dr. James Huang, General Manager of Microelectronic Products Business Unit, says: "In order to meet booming demand from our customers we are expanding our production capacity for high performance transistor wafers. We have therefore once again returned to AIXTRON and placed a repeat order for the excellent AIX 2600G3 epitaxy reactors. This was a direct result of the excellent performance we are achieving on AIXTRON's systems, our concomitant satisfaction with the process technology and responsive local support."

Founded in 1996, Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. Ltd., manufactures and develops semiconductor epitaxial wafers. Its principal products are HBT and PHEMT epitaxial wafers for wireless communication applications, high brightness LED epitaxial wafers and chips for various industrial and commercial applications as well as Zn diffusion ready PIN epitaxial wafers for optical fiber communication applications.

For further information on AIXTRON AG (FSE: AIX, ISIN DE0005066203; NASDAQ: AIXG, ISIN US0096061041)please consult our website at: www.aixtron.com.

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