Optrans orders Aixtron MOCVD tool for InP opto devices

Aachen/Germany–Aixtron AG announced today that in the fourth quarter of 2008, Optrans Corporation, Japan, placed an order for a CRIUS reactor for the production of InP-based photodiodes, LEDs and other optoelectronic devices. The Close-Coupled Showerhead (CCS) MOCVD tool is to be delivered in a multi 4 inch wafer configuration. Simultaneously, Optrans will receive an Aixtron Argus multi-channel pyrometer that allows real-time surface temperature measurement and analysis. The unique design allows the customer to monitor the thermometric distribution across the whole of the MOCVD growth surface in the CCS system.

Kawasaki-based Optrans has acquired part of the InP microchip division of the Japanese company NTT-AT, which is a long-term customer of Aixtron. The acquisition of the microchip division included research, prototypes, patents, laboratory staff and customers of NTT-AT.

Dr. Gako Araki, Vice President of Optrans, comments: