glo Orders Aixtron MOCVD System for Micro-LED Fabrication

Aixtron SE, reported that Swedish-American company glō-USA, Inc. has ordered an AIX G5+ MOCVD system. The group intends to commercialize micro-LED (mLED) products based on their proprietary defect-free GaN nanowires technology. glo-USA says such 3D structures allow the growth of mLEDs while preserving the reliability of an inorganic material system. glo selected Aixtron’s AIX G5+ Planetary Reactor® system in the scope of its strategic expansion. Aixtron will deliver the MOCVD system in a 8×150 mm configuration during Q4 of 2017.

glo Says its Micro-LED Technology May Challenge Existing Display Technology

Micro-LED technology can potentially challenge the existing display technology for next-generation consumer products. In micro-LED displays, micron-sized LED arrays form individual sub-pixel elements. glo insists that compared to the existing LCD and OLED technologies, mLED displays can operate with less power and they exhibit superior pixel density, contrast ratio, and brightness.

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.”

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.”