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  • Soitec, Silian to Develop GaN Wafers for LEDs

Sep 2012
Soitec (Euronext) of Bernin, France, and Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Silian) of China will jointly develop gallium nitride (GaN) template wafers to reduce LED manufacturing costs. The partnership agreement aims at validating the manufacturability and enabling the commercialization of GaN template wafers using Silian’s sapphire substrates and Soitec’s hydride vapor phase epitaxy technology. They plan to begin sampling the template wafers this year.

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