HC Semitek installs the production equipment at its 6-inch microLED epiwafer fab in Jinwan

In August 2023, China-based HC Semitek started building its microLED epiwafer production line in Jinwan District, Zhuhai, China. The first phase of the $700 million microLED fab is expected to enter production by the end of 2024.

HC Semitek announced a few days ago that it has moved in and installed the production equipment in its new line. The company says it is on track to produce the first sample wafers in Q3 2024, and mass production is expected by the end of the year. The investment in the first phase will total $275 million USD.


When the fab is complete, with all three phases, it will have a yearly capacity of 58,8000 6-inch microLED wafers. 

Following a $285 million investment in 2023, BOE holds a controlling stake of HC Semitek.

HC Semitek microLED site - Jinwan - render

In February 2022 Aixtron announced that HC Semitek is using Aixtron's Planetary AIX 2800G4-TM and AIX G5+ C MOCVD systems to produce microLEDs. All of these systems, shipped in Q4 2021, feature a configuration of 8x6 inches.

Posted: May 31,2024 by Ron Mertens