AIXTRON and SINANO Establish New Chinese MOCVD Training Center

(Nanowerk News) AIXTRON SE today announces a formal cooperation agreement between AIXTRON and the Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics (SINANO), China to establish a brand new MOCVD training and demo facility to train its Chinese customers and potential customers' engineers.
With the recent rapid expansion of the solid state lighting business in the region, China's orders for MOCVD equipment have increased sharply. The new center will enable the region to address the issue of a shortage of professionally trained staff such as MOCVD operators and maintenance engineers in the Yangtze River delta area.
The new training center, located in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) will start up later this year, and will be a joint collaboration between AIXTRON and SINANO, a long-term AIXTRON MOCVD equipment user.
SINANO already has several AIXTRON R&D systems in its facility but for the new center AIXTRON will install its latest MOCVD system generation equipment, the CRIUS® II and the AIX G5 HT. In addition, the center will be staffed by highly experienced AIXTRON process and maintenance engineers as well as numerous other training professionals.
The signing ceremony took place on June 22, 2011 in Suzhou, where officials from both organizations formally committed themselves to this unique new collaboration. During the agreement signing ceremony, Wolfgang Breme CFO of AIXTRON expressed his enthusiasm for the project: "With the new training center AIXTRON will provide the necessary support for this very important part of China's industrial future. Supported by the national government's latest 5-year plan, China plans to become a leading global manufacturer of LED devices. This center will provide the prerequisites for the education of highly skilled MOCVD operators. We chose the Suzhou region due to its well established infrastructure – it is home to many already successful big enterprises and industries. And we chose SINANO because we believe that they are the best partner for this prestigious project".
SINANO - the Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was jointly founded in 2006 by CAS, Jiangsu Provincial Government and the Suzhou Municipal People's Government. The 100-acre institute is located in the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District and is being built with a phased construction cost of 428 million Yuan. The next construction phase of the project will be complete by the end of 2012 with a construction cost totaling 680 million Yuan.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is one of China's leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development center active in natural sciences, technological sciences and high-tech innovation. It was founded in Beijing on 1st November 1949 from the former Academia Sinica (Central Academy of Sciences) and Peiping Academy of Sciences.
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