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“Dow has demonstrated itself to be an exceptionally trustworthy partner over the past year that deserves more than an excellent supplier award,” said BJ Lee, Chairman of Epistar, upon presenting the award. “Dow is a key, long-term supplier that we rely on for critical materials and technical service, both now and in the future. We are honoured to recognise Dow’s hard work with our first annual Supplier Award acknowledging its contributions to our strong growth over the past year.”


personnel we bring to every customer. We look forward to building on our cooperation with Epistar and continuing to enhance our product and service offerings to increase our support in the future.”


Exceptionally high-quality materials and precise delivery of metalorganic precursors are essential to building reliable LEDs. Dow Electronic Materials is the leading supplier of precursors to the LED market, including trimethyl gallium (TMGa), which are used to create the electroluminescent films in LED chips through a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process.


In addition to developing and supplying advanced materials for LED manufacturing, Dow Electronic Materials also offers the VAPORSTATION Central Delivery System for bulk delivery of CVD precursors to multiple reactors and other patented delivery technologies for both liquid and solid precursors.


Epistar Corporation presents its first annual Supplier Award to the Metalorganic Technologies business unit of Dow Electronic Materials. Pictured from left to right are Leo Tsay, Greater China Sales & Operations Director and Joe Reiser, Global Business Director for Dow Electronic Materials and BJ Lee, Chairman and MJ Jou, President of Epistar Corporation.


The ceremony took place on March 30, 2011 in Epistar’s facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Attending on behalf of Epistar were BJ Lee; MJ Jou, President; Jack Lin, logistics director; and Cathy Lin, procurement deputy manager.


Also attending were Derek Ma, vice director of Huga Optotech, a leading manufacturer of LED semiconductor devices dedicated to LED chips and wafer production. Accepting the award for Dow’s Metalorganic Technologies business were Joe Reiser, global business director; Leo Tsay, greater China sales and operations director; and Johnny Chien, Taiwan sales manager.


“Customer satisfaction and responding to each customer’s requirements is at the core of how we operate as a company,” said Reiser. “It is a tremendous validation of our efforts to receive this recognition from Epistar, which acknowledges the quality of products, technical expertise and


GT Solar to supply sapphire to Tera Xtal


The firm will provide the Taiwanese firm with sapphire to produce LED epitaxial-ready wafers.


GT Solar International, a global provider of sapphire growth systems and materials for the LED and other specialty markets, has signed an agreement with leading Taiwanese LED wafer manufacturer, Tera Xtal Technology Corporation.


GT Solar will supply Tera Xtal sapphire cores for increasing their production of epitaxial-ready LED wafers.


“We are increasing our volume of epi-ready wafers to meet rising customer demand,” said Steven Liu, President of Tera Xtal. “We have had a successful, long-standing relationship with Crystal Systems, now GT Solar, and have come to rely on their ability to provide us with LED sapphire material that meets our high standards for quality. We look forward to continuing our relationship with GT Solar into the future.”


“We are pleased that Tera Xtal has selected GT Solar to provide them with LED sapphire material to meet their increased production needs,” said Tom Gutierrez, president and CEO of GT Solar.


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