Aixtron announced that it installed a OVPD OEC-200 (200x200 mm) system at Institut Lafayette (a part of the Georgia Institute of Technology international campus in Metz). The new OVPD system joins a previous MOCVD tool installed at Lafayette.

Aixtron and the Institut Lafayette also signed an agreement to collaborate on future research and development activities.

Aixtron says that the OVPD technology (developed originally by Universal Display, and licensed exclusively to Aixtron) offers an optimized and efficient deposition with very short cycle times compared to conventional VTE systems - which should lead to drastically reduced OLED production costs. Last month Aixtron announced that it's new Gen-8.5 OVPD demonstrator system is now available for initial customer tests.

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