Walsin Lihwa Invests in Aixtron CRIUS MOCVD Tool for GaN LED Market Debut

Aachen/Germany — Aixtron AG announced today that Walsin Lihwa Corporation, a big group headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, has placed an order for an Aixtron CRIUS MOCVD system in the second quarter of 2008.

Walsin Lihwa Corporation, a new MOCVD customer for Aixtron, has ordered the Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) CRIUS system in 31×2″ wafer configuration to kick off its plan to become a large-scale manufacturer of UHB GaN-based LED products. The system is planned to be delivered in the third quarter of 2008.

Since their original foundation in 1966 as Pacific Electric & Wire Co., Ltd., Walsin Lihwa has become a leading optical cables and wire company, expanding into a successful international enterprise.

They merged Lihwa Electric Wire and Cable Corporation in 1969, which is when the company name was changed to Walsin Lihwa Electric Wire and Cable Corporation.

The company went public in 1972 and is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. In 1992, they renamed to Walsin Lihwa Corporation until now.

In 1987 they entered the high-tech industry starting with the investment in Winbond Electronics Corporation and Wha-yo Electronic Materials Corporation, although, Walsin Lihwa