Equipment/Materials

Plessey Orders Aixtron AIX G5+ C System for MicroLED Production

German company Aixtron SE reported that UK firm Plessey Semiconductors ordered Aixtron’s AIX G5+ C Planetary Reactor®. Plessey intends to use the metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system to increase its manufacturing capability of gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) epitaxial wafers for next-generation microLED applications. The AIX G5+C MOCVD …

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Veeco Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team

Plainview, New York USA–Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) today announced that John Peeler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman, effective October 1, 2018.  William J. Miller, currently President, will become Chief Executive Officer and will join the Company’s board of directors bringing the …

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X-Fab to Double 6-Inch SiC Process Capacity

X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE of Tessenderlo, Belgium, plans to double their 6-inch Silicon Carbide (SiC) process capacity at its Lubbock, Texas fab to meet increased demand for high-efficiency power semiconductors. X-FAB’s Lubbock, Texas manufacturing site is certified for automotive manufacturing according to the new IATF-16949:2016 International Automotive Quality Management System …

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Agnitron Develops Gallium Oxide MOCVD

Agnitron Technology of Eden Prairie, Minnesota USA reported that the company has developed a new metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth capability for growing beta-phase gallium oxide (β-Ga2O3) films with an order of magnitude improvement to background concentration levels. The company presented the new growth capability at the 2018 …

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Max Planck Institute Purchases Veeco GEN10 Automated MBE Cluster System for Research into Oxide-Nitride Layer Structures

Plainview, New York USA-based Veeco Instruments Inc. reported that the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale), Germany (MPI-MSP) ordered the dual chamber GEN10™ automated molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) cluster system. The Max Planck Institute cited reliability and the ability to customize the system as critical factors in its …

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