|LPE, a company
with close links to the development of Epitaxial Technologies.
The late 1960s and early 1970s were crucial times in the development of
modern computer technologies. LPE was founded in Milan, Italy during this
essential period and began designing and producing Epitaxial Reactors.
LPE’s initial output involved horizontal type reactors for 1.5-2’’
wafers. The wafers were subsequently increased to their current size of
During the mid 1970s, we began production of dual station barrel reactors
with high frequency induction heating.
These reactors were state-of-the-art products at the time and have been
continually updated over the years. This process has resulted in the excellent
reliability and productivity which have made LPE one of the world’s
leading Epitaxial Technology Companies.
We attribute our outstanding success to the close working relationship which
we have endeavored to develop with leader firms in the sector. This on-going
collaboration has resulted in extraordinary progress in an area which underpins
LPE is currently offering two families of reactors with medium frequency
heating: the first family consists of Barrel reactors including the PE 2061
S Batch reactor; the second family includes the PE 3061 reactor with automatic
LPE’s production strategy concentrates on reactors dedicated to severe
applications such as Schottky, Power Transistor, PowerMos, Rectifier, very
thick epi layers for IGBT devices grown in a single process; NPN, patterned
wafers and others on arsenic doped substrates, CMOS, Buried Layers on Sb
doped substrates and Mixed Technology.
These two reactors families are capable of covering the whole range of products
mentioned above, including large wafers.
Our philosophy involves building up a partnership relationship with our
customers to ensure that each one receives an efficient yet highly personalized
service, this in turn leads to:
In order to achieve these aims, LPE has created a network of local service
centers throughout Asia and Europe. These are staffed by qualified personnel
and offer a consistent spare parts service.
- long term co-operation on products;
- protection of investments over time;
- direct assistance and support;
- easily available spare parts even for machines which are no longer