|LG Siltron Selects Veeco MOCVD for GaN-on-Silicon Wafer Production|
As traditional silicon-based power transistors approach their limits, materials such as GaN are gaining popularity to speed energy conversion at lower costs. A wide range of industries, including many in the green-tech space such as wind, solar, smart grid, and hybrid electric vehicles, are driving demand for energy-efficient GaN-based power electronics. GaN-on-Si may also offer an alternative approach to LED manufacturing.
Dr. Hee Bog Kang, General Manager of LG Siltron R&D, commented, “We are pleased to have chosen the TurboDisc K465i MOCVD System as our first GaN-on-Si production system. It offers unparalleled throughput advantages, and its TurboDisc technology provides superior uniformity and low particle count, which is critical for producing GaN-on-Si wafers. We appreciate the strong support we have received from Veeco, and look forward to this and future collaborations.”
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