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Arima, Nanya Photonics ink LED alliance

Posted: 23 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Arima Optoelectronics? Nanya Photonics? blue chip LED? AlGaInP? LED?

Arima Optoelectronics Corp. and Nanya Photonics Inc. disclosed that they have formed a strategic alliance, entailing a share in production of blue chip LEDs and chip AlGaInP LEDs.

Arima President P.J. Wang shared that the alliance expects to include other LED products once Nanya Photonics' technology matures. Wang added that the alliance intends to boost Arima's capacity for all its LED product lines.

Arima's LED division accounted for 52 percent of its total sales last year, while its laser diode business represented 44 percent. The company earlier pushed through with its expansion plans by acquiring a majority stake in Advanced Epitaxy Technology. The acquisition resulted in an increase its Arima's monthly capacity for AlGaInP LEDs to 600 million units and GaN LEDs to 300 million units.

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