Walsin Lihwa invests in AIXTRON CRIUS® MOCVD tool for GaN LED market debut
Walsin Lihwa Corporation, a new MOCVD customer for AIXTRON, has ordered the Close Coupled Showerhead® (CCS) CRIUS® system in 31x2" wafer configuration to kick off its plan to become a large-scale manufacturer of UHB GaN-based LED products. The system is planned to be delivered in the third quarter of 2008.
Walsin Lihwa decided for an AIXTRON CCS CRIUS® multiwafer MOCVD tool because these systems have a very good reputation for the purpose of volume production of UHB LED epiwafers with excellent yield. It will form an excellent base in Walsin's plans for entering the lighting products business. The company looks forward to working with AIXTRON's local support team and a prompt ramp up of their development program.
Since their original foundation in 1966 as Pacific Electric & Wire Co., Ltd., Walsin Lihwa has become a leading optical cables and wire company, expanding into a successful international enterprise.
They merged Lihwa Electric Wire and Cable Corporation in 1969, which is when the company name was changed to Walsin Lihwa Electric Wire and Cable Corporation. The company went public in 1972 and is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. In 1992, they renamed to Walsin Lihwa Corporation until now.
In 1987 they entered the high-tech industry starting with the investment in Winbond Electronics Corporation and Wha-yo Electronic Materials Corporation, although, Walsin Lihwa's core business remains cable, wire and steel manufacture.
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