Ultratech plans HB-LED dev center in Taiwan

May 12, 2011 – PRNewswire — Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), lithography and laser-processing system supplier to semiconductor and high-brightness LED (HB-LED) makers, announced an Asia Technology Center (ATC) in Taiwan.

Ultratech Chairman and CEO Arthur W. Zafiropoulo noted that many Pacific Rim-based customers will come to the facility to develop processes and lithography equipment advances to reduce the cost of manufacturing LEDs. In addition, the facility will be used to provide yield research as well as low-cost patterning solutions.
The integrated cleanroom enables leading-edge process development and in-depth demonstrations of Ultratech’s Sapphire 100 lithography system, designed for customers in the emerging HB-LED market. Based on the 1500 platform, the next-generation Sapphire 100 system provides a 1X lens design and market-specific technology options for high-volume, HB-LED manufacturing.

Scheduled to open in the second half of 2011 on Taiyuan Street, Chupei Li, Hsinchu City, the ATC will support and share process development with Ultratech’s Singapore international operations facility, which was announced in late 2010. It will serve the Pacific Rim client base.

Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK) designs, manufactures and markets photolithography and laser processing equipment. Visit Ultratech online at: www.ultratech.com.

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