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Posted: July 28, 2009

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Announces Order from Bridgelux

(Nanowerk News) Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT), a leader in etch, deposition and growth processes and systems, today announced an order from Bridgelux, Inc., for a System800 Plus Batch PECVD and a System133 ICP 380 Batch Etch tool. Bridgelux is a leading manufacturer of energy saving light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state lighting solutions.
“We have been using OIPT etch and deposition tools for some time, and have successfully established our fabrication processes using these systems,” commented Dr. Frank Hu, Ph.D., Bridgelux Director of Fab Operations. “Bridgelux is focused on enabling mass adoption of LED-based solid-state lighting by reducing the cost of light in the general lighting market. Oxford Instruments has proven to be a reliable partner, delivering process performance and a high degree of flexibility with low cost of ownership to help us deliver a quality product with the high performance levels demanded by our customers.”
“At OIPT we are constantly working to progress and to be involved in the latest technologies and applications, and are delighted to have received this important order from Bridgelux and to be instrumental in their future success”, says Stuart Mitchell, VP Sales, OIPT USA.
About Oxford Instruments plc
Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools, processes and solutions with a focus on physical science, bioscience, environmental and industrial research and applications. It provides solutions needed to advance fundamental nanoscience research and its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments’ growth and success for over 40 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.
The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over forty years ago, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 1,300 staff worldwide and a listing on the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the Physical Science and Bioscience sectors.
This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature and high magnetic field environments, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, X-ray electron and optical based metrology, and advanced growth, deposition and etching. Our products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, terrorism and health and are part of the next generation of telecommunications, energy products, environmental measures, security devices, drug discovery and medical advances.
About Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology offers flexible, configurable process tools and leading-edge processes for the precise, controllable and repeatable engineering of micro- and nano-structures. Our systems provide process solutions for nanometre layer epitaxial growth of compound semiconductor material, etching of nanometre sized features and the controlled growth of nanostructures. These solutions are based on core technologies in plasma-enhanced deposition and etch, ion-beam deposition and etch, atomic layer deposition and hydride vapour phase epitaxy. Products range from compact stand-alone systems for R&D, through batch tools and up to clustered cassette-to-cassette platforms for high-throughput production processing.
About Bridgelux
Bridgelux is a U.S. lighting company and leading provider of high-power, cost-effective and energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) solutions. Focused on bringing innovation to light, Bridgelux’s proprietary epitaxial technology, advanced chip designs and leading-edge LED packaging technology have enabled the company to develop advanced solid-state lighting (SSL) products that offer superior quality, are lower in cost and environmentally friendly—all without compromising performance. In addition to LED chips, the company delivers a range of SSL light sources that customers can easily integrate into a variety of lighting applications that will open up new markets in solid-state lighting. Founded in 2002, Bridgelux is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Source: Oxford Instruments (press release)
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