Aixtron SE, announced that Toyoda Gosei of Japan purchased an enhanced 5×4-inch Crius Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) system. Toyoda Gosei intends to use the system to manufacture blue and Ultra Violet (UV) LEDs. Aixtron has scheduled the delivery of the tool for the first half of 2017.
According to Aixtron, the unique, improved process chamber of its Crius tool enables significantly higher process temperatures than previously available III-V MOCVD reactors. Aixtron says it design the CRIUS system to provide the process conditions necessary for the manufacturing high-performance blue and UV LEDs.
Toshihiro Yokoi, Managing Officer, General Manager of Toyoda Gosei’s Optoelectronics business unit, stated, “The new Aixtron CCS reactor will support us producing various enhanced LED products since we aim to grow our LED business by expanding the sale of products that will promote the use of LED lighting in Southeast Asia and other regions. Furthermore, we will increasingly focus on industrial-used LEDs (UV LEDs, glass-encapsulated LEDs) and LEDs for automobiles, where we can take advantage of our strengths as an automotive parts manufacturer.”