Jenoptik to expand semiconductor production facility to meet high-power diode laser demand

Dec. 22, 2011
Jenoptik plans to expand its Berlin-Adlershof semiconductor production facility to meet rapidly increasing demand, particularly from Asia, for high-power diode lasers.

Jena, Germany--Jenoptik plans to expand its Berlin-Adlershof semiconductor production facility to meet rapidly increasing demand, particularly from Asia, for high-power diode lasers. The new facility will more than double its production capacities, increasing its floor area to around 3,400 m2 and its production area to 930 m2. The €10 million project is slated for completion in 2013.

The new facility will structure and process gallium arsenide (GaAs) wafers to create high-power laser bars in a typical semiconductor manufacturing process. The various work areas will be fitted out with cleanroom facilities in the categories of between 100 and 1,000 particles per cubic meter, depending upon the requirements of the process step. The complete process line—from epitaxy, wafer processing, and facet coating to the manufacture of GaAs components—will be installed in the cleanrooms.

The laser bars will be sent to customers worldwide and be processed to create high-power diode lasers at the company's Jena location.

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