Lumentum Orders Veeco K475i MOCVD System

Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA reported that Lumentum Holdings Inc. ordered the Veeco K475i™ Arsenide/Phosphide (As/P) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. Lumentum told Veeco that it plans to use the system to produce its semiconductor components for 3D sensing, high-speed fiber-optic communications, and laser-based materials processing. The Milpitas, California company makes optoelectronic and photonics products.

Company Maintains Long-Standing Relationship with Veeco

“The global communications, industrial and consumer electronics markets that our proprietary semiconductor lasers address are growing rapidly,” said Susan Wang, vice president of manufacturing at Lumentum. “We chose Veeco’s K475i system with its high capacity/throughput, uniformity of quality, repeatability, and exceptional performance to help expand our capacity and better address these growth opportunities. We have a longstanding relationship with Veeco and look forward to future collaboration together.”

The K475i system uses proprietary TurboDisc® and Uniform FlowFlange™ MOCVD technologies. According to Veeco, these technologies let its customers improve dopant control and compositional uniformity while reducing the cost-per-wafer by up to 20 percent compared to alternative systems. Also, Veeco claims the system enables higher productivity while lowering operating expenses. Potential applications for the MOCVD system include lighting, solar, laser diodes, as well as fabricating vertical-cavity-surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), and pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistors (pHEMTs).

“A leading player in the optical communications and commercial laser markets, Lumentum is well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for next-generation laser and optical devices using Veeco MOCVD technology,” said Peo Hansson, Ph.D., senior vice president and general manager of MOCVD Operations at Veeco. “As customers look for technologies that enable demanding new applications in increasingly competitive markets, many leading photonics, power electronics, and LED device manufacturers continue to choose our proven MOCVD systems that deliver strong wafer uniformity and the lowest cost of ownership.”