TAIYO NIPPON SANSO to Install GaN MOCVD System at Epistar Corporation

Basking Ridge, NJ, USA – TAIYO NIPPON SANSO Corporation (TNSC) will install its mass-production GaN MOCVD system UR25K (6 inch X 7 wafers) into Epistar Corporation (Epistar) for development of light emitting diodes (LEDs) grown on 6 inch sapphire substrates.

TNSC announces today that with the two companies' foresight into the 6 inch LED market, TNSC will be working with Epistar to improve the hardware aspect of the equipment. TNSC announces that the two top companies in the LED and MOCVD manufacturing industry, Epistar and TNSC respectively, hope to accomplish the goal of improving and developing 6 inch LED and mass-production MOCVD.

About Epistar Corporation

Epistar Corporation, located in the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan, manufactures high brightness LEDs of compact size, low power consumption, and long operation life.  Epistar has successfully commercialized the full spectrum range of high brightness LEDs.     

About Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation

TAIYO NIPPON SANSO Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, was founded in 1910 and is a global supplier of industrial gases serving worldwide customers. In addition to the traditional industrial gas business, Taiyo Nippon Sanso started its MOCVD business in 1983 and is the parent company of MATHESON.

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