Aixtron SE, announced that Swedish-American micro-LED maker glō-USA, Inc. has purchased an AIX G5+ MOCVD system. The group plans to commercialize micro-LED (mLED) products utilizing their proprietary defect-free GaN nanowires technology.
glo-USA says such 3D structures permit the growth of mLEDs while maintaining the reliability of an inorganic material system. glo chose Aixtron’s AIX G5+ Planetary Reactor® system for its strategic expansion. Aixtron will deliver the MOCVD system to glo in a 8×150 mm configuration during the fourth quarter of 2017.
glo says Micro-LED Displays Could Challenge Exisiting Display Technology
glo asserts that micro-LED technology can possibly challenge the existing display technology for next-generation consumer products. Micron-sized LED arrays form individual sub-pixel elements in micro-LED displays. glo also says that compared to existing LCD and OLED technologies, mLED displays can consume less power, and they boast superior pixel density, contrast ratio, and brightness.
Danesh said, “Beyond the epitaxial structure, the manufacturing of mLEDs require scalable processes, very tight uniformity and particle control of the epitaxial wafers to enable the highest yield and therewith cost-efficient transfer to our mLED partners. Aixtron’s AIX G5+ MOCVD system provides all these requirements while maintaining low fab economics due to a batch reactor configuration.”
Fariba Danesh, CEO of glō, commented, “Based on more than 10 years of experience and know-how in the area of nanotechnology, we have developed a game-changing three color micro-LED display technology. Our three color pixels are made solely with GaN semiconductor material. We are now focused on taking this exciting technology to a volume production stage.”