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Posted: September 9, 2009
Mitsubishi Chemicals Orders AIXTRON MOCVD Tool For White HB-LEDs
(Nanowerk News) AIXTRON AG announced today that Mitsubishi
Chemicals headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has ordered one AIX 2800G4 HT Planetary
Reactor® system in the third quarter of 2009.
The MOCVD tool is to be delivered in the 42x2 inch wafer configuration and will be used for
the production of InGaN-based white UHB LEDs.
Having already made considerable progress in the mass-production of phosphors for high
brightness white LEDs, Mitsubishi Chemicals is about to complete the next stage in their
strategic plan. With the aid of the new AIX 2800G4 HT Planetary Reactor® this will now be
more expeditious and the company will be able to rapidly transition from UHB LED
development to volume production. Combining this with its phosphor capabilities, Mitsubishi
Chemicals will soon be manufacturing world-class white LEDs for display backlighting, solidstate
lighting and other leading edge applications.
The ongoing strategic plan also involved Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation recently merging
with Kasei Optonix, Ltd. The merger will further strengthen the phosphor businesses for
white LEDs and flat panel displays.