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November 2, 2012

Automated Data Analysis Improves Yield of MOCVD Epitaxial Process in LED Manufacturing

Solid State Technology, November 2012

"LED manufacturers invested heavily in production equipment in 2010-2011, driven primarily by demand for backlighting for flat panel displays in TVs and computers. Although this driver has moderated and there is currently an oversupply of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) capacity, LED manufacturers are anticipating a new round of demand for general lighting applications. Growth in this segment is highly dependent on achieving further reductions in cost per lumen, so while forecasts for additional MOCVD capacity have softened, there is strong pressure to improve the efficiency and yield of existing process equipment."

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