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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 …

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UCSB Researchers Identify Atomic Defects that Reduce LED Efficiency

Researchers at UCSB have identified a specific type of defect in the atomic structure of an LED that results in less efficient performance. The researchers anticipate that the characterization such point defects could lead to the fabrication of more efficient and longer lasting LEDs. Chris Van de Walle, whose research …

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Plessey and Anvil Semiconductors Collaborate with 3C-SiC/Si Substrates to Overcome Green Gap

Plessey of Plymouth, England, Anvil Semiconductors and the University of Cambridge reported that they are collaborating on fabricating high-efficiency LEDs in cubic GaN grown on Anvil’s 3C-SiC / Si substrates. Plessey contends that cubic GaN has the potential to overcome the problems from the strong internal electric fields in LEDs, …

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Boston University Awarded $13 Million in Patent Infringement Case Against Three Major Taiwan LED Companies

Boston University received a favorable jury verdict in its LED patent infringement case against Taiwan LED companies Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., and Lite-On Technology Corporation, and Epistar Corporation. A US District Court jury awarded Boston University over $13 million after finding that three companies infringed on a BU patent for …

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Plessey Semiconductor Awarded £1.3 million UK Government Grant for GaN-on-Si Development

Plessey Semiconductors has won £1.3 million grant for a UK government project that intends to expand its production of GaN-on-silicon LEDs at Plessey’s manufacturing site in Devon.  Plessey will work with Aixtron and Brucker on the project. The grant is part of the £67 million UK government investment in the …

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OEM Group Gains Traction in LED Fabrication Market with Process Tool

OEM Group, a semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer based in Phoenix, Arizona USA, reported that the company has received first-in-fab and repeat tool orders for its Cintillio™ wet chemical processing system. OEM Group says that the orders come from several leading Ultra Bright LED manufacturers working in the automotive lighting market. …

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CEA-Leti Demonstrates New Fabrication Process for Producing High-brightness Micro-LED Arrays for Head-mounted and Head-up Displays

CEA-Leti of Grenoble, France, has demonstrated a process for fabricating high-density micro-LED arrays. CEA-Leti developed the high-density micro-LED array process in collaboration with III-V Lab. CEA-Leti says that these high-density micro-LED arrays can be used in next generation of wearable and nomadic systems. CEA-Leti, which is one of the three …

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Unversity of Cambridge to Get Veeco’s Propel™ Power GaN MOCVD System for GaN-on-silicon Research

The University of Cambridge has ordered Veeco’s Propel™ Power Gallium Nitride (GaN) metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) System for GaN-on-silicon power electronics and LED research and development, according to a Veeco press release. The system will be installed at the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride headed by Professor Sir …

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Kaistar Purchases Veeco EPIK700 Systems for LED Production

Veeco Instruments reports that KaiStar Lighting Co., Ltd., of Xiamen, China,  has ordered several Veeco TurboDisc® EPIK700™ Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems.  KaiStar, a joint venture between Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co., Ltd. and Epistar Corporation, plans to use the EPIK700 systems to increase LED production …

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Agressive Expansion Plans of Chinese Companies to Drive Surge in MOCVD System Purchases, According to IHS

IHS forecasts that a total of about 220 GaN MOCVD reactors will be installed in 2015. According to the latest data in the IHS LED Intelligence Service, the aggressive expansion plans of some Chinese LED companies will drive this surge in MOCVD system orders. The company points out that this new …

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