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Osram to put up LED wafer fab in Malaysia

Posted: 11 May 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LED wafer fab? wafer processing? LED production line?

Siemens unit Osram GmbH has announced plans to erect an LED wafer processing line in addition to its existing backend facility in Penang, Malaysia.

Expansion in Malaysia will not go at the expense of the company's existing LED production line in Regensburg, Germany, a company spokesperson explained. The company even plans to inaugurate a new production module also at this location by the end of this year.

The investments necessary to implement the new Penang wafer processing line will be in the $100 million to $120 million range. The spokesperson declined specifics and did not elaborate on production capacities. For LED manufacturing, typical wafer sizes are 2-4 inches, not 200mm or even 300mm as is the case in high-end chip production.

With the move, the company plans to boost production of high-power LEDs for automotive and lighting applications, the spokesperson added. The Munich-based company claims to be the world's second largest LED manufacturer after Japan's Nichia Corp.

- Christoph Hammerschmidt
EE Times Europe

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