HLJ Technology expands VCSEL production with cutting-edge MOCVD technology from AIXTRON

Herzogenrath/Germany, August 29, 2018 – AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that Taiwanese VCSEL Epitaxy and Chip manufacturer, HLJ Technology Co., Ltd has ordered multiple AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD sets to increase wafer capacity and epitaxial wafer size production line from 4” to 6” for high volume manufacturing of vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL). AIXTRON’s fully automated Planetary Reactor® systems will be supplied in 8x6-inch configuration in the course of Q4/2018 and beyond.

The AIX 2800G4-TM platform is considered the industry standard for high-end laser applications such as VCSEL for 3D sensing due to the matchless performance of the Planetary Reactor® concept with respect to thickness and wavelength uniformity control of epitaxial layers. The system consequently delivers maximum yield production of premium level products.

Dr. Larry Lai, General Manager of HLJ, comments: “In order to meet fast growing market demand for VCSEL both at epi wafer and chip levels, we decided to expand to 6” Epi wafer manufacturing. Starting from Q4 2018,two sets of newly ordered AIXTRON MOCVDs are scheduled to arrive at HLJ, and in Q2

"We are very pleased that HLJ Technology has picked our AIX 2800G4-TM system as it offers best-in-class high volume VCSEL epi and chip manufacturing processes. Looking forward to our cooperation with HLJ, we will support the company in the alignment of their production processes to our equipment technology in the best way possible," comments Dr. Bernd Schulte, President of AIXTRON SE.