Vishay Semiconductor Acquires AIXTRON MOCVD System to Expand Infrared LED Production

Vishay Semiconductor GmbH, Heilbronn, has acquired an MOCVD system from AIXTRON to expand its infrared LED production capacities. The company aims to substantially extend its product portfolio in this area. The system was delivered to Vishay at the end of March.

“We opted for AIXTRON’s planetary reactor, as it deposits high-quality layers and offers very high production stability, long operating times, and high throughput rates. Not only that, AIXTRON will support us with process expertise, thus enabling us to rapidly and efficiently expand our gallium arsenide-based infrared LED production”, commented Dr. Heinz Nather, Senior Vice President OPTO Division at Vishay Semiconductor.

“We are delighted to have convinced Vishay Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading producers of semiconductors and power electronics, with our range of technologies and services”, remarked Dr. Frank Schulte, Vice President of AIXTRON Europe. “We have great expectations of our ongoing cooperation with Vishay.”

Vishay Semiconductor GmbH in Heilbronn forms part of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. With more than 22,000 employees and sales of almost US$ 2.5 billion, this international electronics group based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductor elements (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, optoelectronic components, integrated circuits) and passive electronics components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, transformers).

About AIXTRON
AIXTRON SE is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Herzogenrath (near Aachen), Germany, with subsidiaries and sales offices in Asia, United States and in Europe. AIXTRON’s technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials. Such components are used in a broad range of innovative applications, technologies and industries. These include LED applications, display technologies, data storage, data transmission, energy management and conversion, communication, signalling and lighting as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies.

For further information on AIXTRON (FSE: AIXA, ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6; NASDAQ: AIXG, ISIN US0096061041) please visit our website at: www.aixtron.com.

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