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Posted: February 3, 2010

Oxford Instruments' Sales of Production Systems of HB LEDs Continue to Grow

(Nanowerk News) Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce that sales of its systems for the production of HB LEDs continue to grow considerably, with the company receiving multiple orders from a number of important manufacturers based in Asia. Despite the current economic downturn, the company has more than doubled its HBLED tool sales over the last 12 months supplying nearly all of the major Asian HBLED manufacturers and significantly increasing market share.
Systems purchased include the batch System133 PECVD load locked tool and Plasmalab® 800Plus PECVD open load tool which give excellent uniformity over large batch sizes for the deposition of dielectric passivation layers, and the batch System133 ICP380 etch tool for GaN, AlGaInP and Sapphire etching. These systems all offer very high throughput and superb repeatability, as well as industry leading batch size. All systems are easy to use and maintain and can be SECSGEM enabled, providing our customers with the perfect solution to their production needs.
"The increased use of LED back lighting units in LCD televisions is currently driving substantial growth in the HBLED market and this growth is predicted to continue over the next few years”, comments Mark Vosloo, Sales and Customer Service Director for OIPT. “In addition, the use of LED backlighting in notebook PCs and increased penetration of LEDs in automotive and architectural lighting is also driving the market. With over 10 years experience as a leading supplier to HBLED manufacturers globally, a versatile product range, process capabilities and continuous development programme, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology is well positioned to take advantage of this. We are delighted that so many important players in HBLED manufacture have chosen OIPT as their equipment supplier."
Source: Oxford Instruments (press release)
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