Nanchang Kingsoon to expand capacity with Aixtron Systems

Aixtron reports that Nanchang Kingsoon, a recently founded Chinese manufacturer of optoelectronic devices, has ordered multiple of its MOCVD cluster tools to expand its manufacturing capacities for producing gallium arsenide-based red, orange and yellow (ROY) LEDs and solar cells. Aixtron says that it will deliver all of the systems in 2016.

Each production cluster at Nanchang Kingsoon will consist of two multi-wafer AIX 2800G4-TM reactors with susceptor configurations of 15×4-inch, Aixtron’s newly enhanced system design. According to Aixtron, customers such as Nanchang Kingsoon can benefit from the system’s maximized device yield and throughput, high precursor and hydride efficiencies and the lowest cost per wafer that the improved system design delivers.

“We are looking for a quick production ramp-up since market demand for ROY LEDs and solar cell components is picking up recently. Following an exhaustive search of the current MOCVD technologies for GaAs-based processes, we now exclusively rely on Aixtron’s proven and high-performing AIX 2800G4-TM system for our wafer production. Since it is an extremely efficient manufacturing system, we are looking forward to benefiting from its low cost of ownership,” said Mr. Zhang Yinqiao, general manager of Nanchang Kingsoon.

Martin Goetzeler, Aixtron’s CEO, commented, “We are particularly pleased about another new partnership with a promising semiconductor manufacturer and we are looking forward to accompanying the company’s growth in the long run with our technology solutions.”