NTT’s ATC Purchases a Thomas Swan MOCVD Reactor

Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment (TSSE) has announced that NTT Advanced Technology
Corporation (NTT-AT) has recently purchased a high volume multiwafer “Close
Coupled Showerhead” (CCS) MOCVD system from TSSE. NTT-AT was founded as a subsidiary
of NTT the largest telecommunications service provider in Japan, and now covers
almost the entire range of information and telecommunications technologies,
including a variety of research services, sales of new products and system/network
integration based on leading compound semiconductor devices. The new Thomas
Swan CCS system will be used for the entrusted research and development of InP
related material products by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development
Organization (NEDO) in Japan. The team using the new TSEE tool is headed by
Dr. Gako Araki of NTT-AT and the reactor will be used in the production of GaAs/
InP devices for leading edge telecommunications technology. According to Thomas
Swan, the company has now sold in excess of 140 CCS MOCVD systems with major
markets for GaN and InP based manufacturers. Company news release.