"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.