Tiger Optics LLC, releases ALOHA, the world’s first ammonia analyser specifically for HB LED-related applications.
The new range will be showcased at the Semicon West trade show in San Francisco. Tiger currently manufactures and supplies devices for HB-LED makers, tool manufacturers and gas companies which supply ammonia; the preferred nitrogen source for the production of Gallium nitride (GaN) compound semiconductor wafers.
Lisa Bergson, Founder and Chief Executive of Tiger Optics, stated, “Since 2004, we’ve sold almost 100 units in ammonia service around the world. We offer the most exacting and proven specifications in the field. With the surge in demand for HB LEDs, we realised that we could help our customers by designing an instrument tailored to their specific needs. We know that the purer the gas, the brighter the LEDs, and the bigger the margins for LED makers.”
The new analyser will be displayed at the Tiger Optics booth in the South Hall of the Moscone Centre in San Fransisco. The Semicon West trade fair is set to run from 13th to 15th July.
High-brightness LEDs are often preferable to standard lamps, as they offer a brighter light which consumes less power and benefits from a longer lifetime than traditional fluorescent lamps. Unlike fluorescents, it uses no mercury. Meanwhile, demand for HB LEDs is increasing as it is used as a ‘backlight’ in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) units of TV screens and monitions. According to Robert Steele, Director of the Optelectronics Program with market research firm, Strategies Unlimited, such ‘backlight’ applications are expected to account for 56% of this year’s HB-LED market.