CrystalQ completes production facility
Nov 19, 2004
CrystalQ B.V., European supplier of sapphire substrates, has received venture capital to complete further expansion of itshigh-tech production environment.
Based in a former production facility of Philips Semiconductors, CrystalQ has combined excellent resources, including more than 20 years of R&D know-how in single crystal substrates to generate a new quality standard of sapphire substrates.
"The impulse of this venture capital secures the development and supply of our superior quality sapphire substrates to our customers," said Joris Barendregt, CrystalQ's General Manager. "High - Brightness LED and laser-diode manufacturing companies still need further optimization and cost-reduction of their production processes. These developments increase the demand for sapphire substrates that have superior surface and bulk material quality at reasonable prices."
CrystalQ has developed a unique production process resulting in a surface quality that enhances the epitaxial growth of GaN. "With our specific surface treatment processes we managed to create a uniform, stepped sapphire surface that generates a uniform deposition of gallium-nitride with less defects. This property supports our customers with further increasing their yield and product durability," said Pepijn Fluks, Marketing & Sales Manager at CrystalQ."
For more information visit www.crystalq.nl