ABOUT AIXTRON

The foundation of a successful future. Our background.

"The future belongs to optoelectronics." With these words, physicist Dr. Holger Jürgensen described his vision, which became a reality in 1983 with the founding of AIXTRON. Together with Dr. Meino Heyen, he developed the first MOCVD research system at RWTH Aachen for a market that did not even exist at the time.

Today, AIXTRON is a global player – and has been a market leader for many years now. Besides our head offices in Herzogenrath (Germany), the company has research labs and branch offices in China, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the US. In the booming Asian market, there are also sales and service offices representing the company in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

To this day, the original passion of the AIXTRON founders and their feeling for marketable ideas have played a major role in our daily work to enhance AIXTRON products, services, and solutions.

AIXTRON’s founders

The company’s founders (from left to right): Heinrich Schumann, Dr. Holger Jürgensen and Dr. Meino Heyen.

AIXTRON chronology

  • 1983 // Company founded by employees of the Institute for Semiconductor Technology at RWTH Aachen. The name "AIXTRON" is formed from the French name for Aachen, which is Aix-la-Chapelle and “electronics.”
  • 1985 // Commissioning of the first AIXTRON MOCVD system.
  • 1988 // Received German Industry Innovation Award.
  • 1989 // Exclusive license from Philips for Planetary Reactor technology.
  • 1990 // Delivery of the first MOCVD multi-wafer system.
  • 1994 // First deposition system for producing blue LEDs.
  • 1997 // Initial public offering (IPO): Shares are currently traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX®).
  • 1999 // Took over Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment Division, UK (known today as AIXTRON Ltd.), and thereby the company’s entire MOCVD systems and service business, based on ‘Close Coupled Showerhead’ technology.
  • 1999 // Took over Sweden-based EPIGRESS AB (known today as AIXTRON AB), and expanded the portfolio by adding SiC CVD technology.
  • 2005 // Acquired Genus, Inc. (USA) in March and integrated into the portfolio another type of deposition technology (ALD) for the silicon and data storage industry; currently known as AIXTRON Inc., based in Sunnyvale/CA.
  • 2007 // Took over Nanoinstruments Ltd. (UK) and expanded the product range in the area of nanotechnology (PE)CVD; integrated the unit into AIXTRON Ltd., UK.
  • 2010 // Inaugurated the 16,000-square meter, high-tech R&D center in Herzogenrath.
  • 2010 // The G5 and CRIUS II systems were rolled out onto market.
  • 2011 // Delivery of the 2,000th AIXTRON MOCVD system to Changelight Co., Ltd. 
    AIXTRON offers the CRIUS II-XL as a production system with the highest wafer capacity.
  • 2012 // Opening of a Training Center & Lab in Suzhou, China in March.
  • 2013 // The G5+ Planetary Reactor for GaN-on-Si wins the CS Industry Award and the Aurora Award.
  • 2013 // 30 years of future-oriented technology: AIXTRON celebrates its 30th anniversary.
  • 2014 // AIXTRON launched the new Showerhead reactor AIX R6 for LED mass production.
  • 2015 // AIXTRON acquired US-based thin-film encapsulation (TFE) developer PlasmaSi for OLED display production.
  • 2017 // Sale of ALD/CVD product line for memory chips

Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Guido Pickert
Vice President

Phone: +49 (2407) 9030-444

Public Relations

Henning Marburger

Phone: +49 (2407) 9030 3665

Products

Dr. Jens Voigt
Director Product Management

Phone: +49 (0) 2407 9030-9022

Corporate Research & Development

Prof. Dr. Michael Heuken
Vice President

Phone: +49 (2407) 9030-335

Careers

Laura Preinich
Recruiter

Phone: +49 (2407) 9030 0

Service

AIXTRON 24/7 Technical Support Line

Phone: +49 (2407) 9030-999

AIXTRON Inc. (USA)

Phone: +1 (669) 228-3759

AIXTRON K.K. (Japan)

Phone: +81 3 5781 0931

AIXTRON Korea Co., Ltd.

Phone: +82 (31) 371-3000

AIXTRON SE (Headquarters)

Phone: +49 (2407) 9030-0

AIXTRON SE (R&D Center)

Phone: +49 (2407) 9030-222

AIXTRON Taiwan Co., Ltd. (Main Office)

Phone: +886 3 571 2678

Spare Parts

USA: Herr Colin Wong

Phone: +1 669 228-3759

Europe: Ersatzteile Europa

Japan: Herr Satoshi Fujii

Phone: +81 3 5781 0932

South Korea: Herr Chanyoung Han

Phone: +82 31 371 3023

Taiwan: Herr Brian Chuang

Phone: +886 3 5712 678 Durchwahl 250

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Guido Pickert
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Guido Pickert
Vice President

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Public Relations

Henning Marburger

Fax: +49 (2407) 9030 445

Products

Dr. Jens Voigt
Director Product Management

Fax: +49 (0) 2407 9030-40

Corporate Research & Development

Prof. Dr. Michael Heuken
Vice President

Careers

Laura Preinich
Recruiter

Fax: +49 (2407) 9030 494

Service

AIXTRON 24/7 Technical Support Line

AIXTRON Europe

Fax: +49 (2407) 9030-167

AIXTRON Inc. (USA)

AIXTRON K.K. (Japan)

Fax: +81 3 5781 0940

AIXTRON Korea Co., Ltd.

Fax: +82 (31) 371-3093

AIXTRON Ltd (UK)

Fax: +44 (1223) 519-888

AIXTRON SE (Headquarters)

Fax: +49 (2407) 9030-40

AIXTRON SE (R&D Center)

Fax: +49 (2407) 9030-8030

AIXTRON Taiwan Co., Ltd. (Main Office)

Fax: +886 3 571 2738