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It is planned to invest 1 billion yuan in Changguang Huaxin to build an advanced compound semiconductor optoelectronic platform

It is reported that on December 27, Suzhou Changguang Huaxin Semiconductor Laser Innovation Research Institute Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Changguang Huaxin, signed a project investment cooperation agreement with the management committee of Suzhou Science and Technology City to build a new advanced compound semiconductor optoelectronic platform project in the Taihu Lake Science City, with a total area of about 31 mu and a total investment of about 1 billion yuan.
The contracted project focuses on business development and investment incubation of optoelectronic and compound semiconductors, benchmarking the international top level, and creating an advanced device research and development and industrialization platform for the development of materials, processes and packaging technology of optoelectronic and electronic devices based on multiple compound semiconductors.
The construction period of the platform is 2 years. It is planned to start in 2023 and be completed and put into operation in 2025. After the completion of the platform, it will have the ability to produce 100 million chips and 5 million devices annually. The R&D and process platform has the ability to support the R&D and production of a full range of compound semiconductor devices. On the basis of the current internationally leading 6-inch compound production line, we will promote the R&D hardware conditions and the R&D production level to fully reach the international top, have the ability to import and replace domestic devices and modules in multiple fields, and make every effort to build a new generation of China’s laser localization industry ecological chain of government, capital, industry, region, research institutes and enterprises, upstream and downstream innovation synergy, and supply chain connectivity, and promote scientific and technological innovation in China’s laser industry.
It is planned to invest 1 billion yuan in Changguang Huaxin to build an advanced compound semiconductor optoelectronic platform
Project construction rendering source: Changguang Huaxin
The signing of this project is an important measure for Changguang Huaxin to fully implement the company’s development strategy of “one platform, one fulcrum, horizontal expansion and vertical extension”. Changguang Huaxin was founded in 2012. Since the establishment of the company, it has continuously invested in product research and development and industrialization around the semiconductor laser chip business. It has formed a product matrix of four categories and multiple series consisting of semiconductor laser chips, devices, modules and direct semiconductor lasers. It is a company with a complete and efficient vertical production process of high power semiconductor lasers in China. The semiconductor laser chip series products developed and produced based on the core technology have been industrialized in the fields of industrial lasers, national strategic high-tech, scientific research, medical beauty, laser radar and 3D sensing.
On April 1, 2022, Changguang Huaxin went public on the Science and Technology Innovation Board, becoming the first semiconductor laser chip listed company in A-share market. At present, Changguang Huaxin has built a complete process platform and mass production line from chip design, MOCVD (epitaxy), photolithography, cleavage/coating, packaging testing, optical fiber coupling, and is one of the few companies in the world that develop and mass produce high-power semiconductor laser chips. The company’s products, such as high-brightness single-tube chip and fiber-optic coupling output module, high-power bar and array, have made breakthroughs in power, brightness, photoelectric conversion efficiency, life span, etc., and have won many patents, which are in line with the world’s advanced level. The company has established a complete R&D, production and quality management system and passed the ISO9001 quality system to serve customers with high-performance and high-reliability products.
As early as the beginning of 2018, Changguang Huaxin funded the establishment of Suzhou Semiconductor Laser Innovation Research Institute. In March of the same year, Changguang Huaxin and the government of Suzhou High-tech Zone signed an agreement in Shanghai to jointly build the Semiconductor Laser Innovation Research Institute, with an investment of 500 million yuan. In July 2021, the project passed the acceptance; In August 2022, the semiconductor laser innovation research institute was launched. The project, with a total construction area of 12980 square meters, is a key project that the Suzhou High-tech Zone Government attaches great importance to. It can make full use of and give full play to the leading and radiation capabilities of Changguang Huaxin semiconductor laser chip technology, attract the world’s top talents, gather relevant high-end industries, build a leading research and development platform for sustainable development, and create an innovative highland and industrial base for semiconductor laser chips and related fields with international influence.
Changguang Huaxin has become one of the few IDM semiconductor laser enterprises in the world with key process production capabilities such as 6-inch line epitaxy and wafer manufacturing. It has conquered key core technologies and achieved independent control in chip design, key equipment, process technology and raw materials. Its product technology is leading in the country and world-class, with a monthly output of more than 4 million chips, And successfully completed the horizontal expansion from high-power semiconductor laser chips to laser radar and 3D sensor chips, becoming the core force of the Taihu Lake Photon Center.