MOCVD/MBE Equipment

ALLOS Semiconductors Establishes GaN-on-Si Growth Processes on Customer’s Aixtron and Veeco Reactors

ALLOS Semiconductors of Dresden, Germany reported that it established the firm’s epiwafer growth processes using a customer’s Aixtron G5 and Veeco K465i reactors. Therefore, in addition to providing the desired gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) epiwafers, the project gave the company a unique performance and cost comparison between Aixtron’s G5 …

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Picosun and Hitachi Hightech to Collaborate on ECR-ALD Technology

Picosun Oy of Espoo, Finland and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation of Tokyo, Japan have announced a collaboration for the development of plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD). The goal of the co-operation is to improve thin film coating technologies. Picosun says that the joint development from the two firms, Microwave Electron Cyclotron …

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Aixtron to Voluntarily Delist from NASDAQ

Financially ailing, German MOCVD equipment maker, Aixtron reported that it plans to voluntarily delist its American Depositary Shares (ADSs) from The NASDAQ Global Select Market. The company also said that it intends to deregister and terminate its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Aixtron says …

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Osram Opto Orders Veeco MOCVD and Processing Systems

U.S.-based Veeco Instruments Inc. reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH has ordered Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and Precision Surface Processing (PSP) systems for its Kulim, Malaysia facility. The order is the first time in recent memory that a major German company has selected MOCVD and processing systems from …

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GCI Abandons All Acquisition Plans for Aixtron

After President Barack Obama moved to block the proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE’s U.S. business (Ref: article), Grand Chip Investment has abandoned its attempted acquisition. Grand Chip Investment reported that the offer to acquire Aixtron has lapsed because the agreement requires that Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States …

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II-VI Epiworks Begins Expansion

The II-VI EpiWorks Division of II‐VI Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that it is beginning construction on a state-of-the-art production facility in Champaign, Illinois. II-VI Epiworks expects to complete the expansion by mid-2017. “Immediately after merging with II-VI in February, we ordered three new MOCVD production tools and filled …

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