Osram Opto Semiconductors boosts capacity for InGaAlP LEDs

Osram Opto Semiconductors boosts capacity for InGaAlP LEDs

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The red, yellow and orange chips will be fabricated at the company headquarters in Regensburg. InGaN chips for blue, green and white LEDs are also produced there, as well as in Penang, Malaysia.

The Regensburg based company is not frightened of switching fabrication and was the first manufacturers to switch all LED colors worldwide to 4-inch wafers many years ago and is continuing with its switching philosophy with its new switch to 6-inch wafers. The company began switching fabrication of blue LED chips back in 2011.

The latest switch involves chips for LEDs intended for a wide range of applications. Red and yellow LEDs are used in almost every sector: as turn indicators, brake lights and interior vehicle lighting in the automotive sector, in displays, for projection, for signage and for color mixing systems in general illumination.

“The demand for light emitting diodes in red, orange and yellow continues to grow. We are keeping pace with this demand by being the first manufacturer in the world to switch fabrication to 6-inch wafers – thereby also expanding our capacity", said Aldo Kamper, CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors. “The switch will involve all product families and was initiated at the start of the year.”

Experience from 6-inch wafer production so far has flowed directly as the result of the projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (the “GallEff” project and the “Greight” project for scaling indium-gallium-nitride wafers).

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