Sustainability at AIXTRON

Our csr responsibility as a company

Act responsibly and prudently

We know that social, ecological and economic activities and services influence each other and have tangible interactions. As a supplier to a pioneering key industry, we conduct our business prudently, responsibly and with the interests of all stakeholders in mind. Our efforts are therefore aimed at a future for our company, our customers and society that is characterised by sustainability.

Sustainability is much more than simply fulfilling regulations and rules. It must be an expression of a constant and serious effort to improve our economic, ecological and social aspects on a lasting basis. We also want our employees to be motivated to work for a responsible company and to develop products that can help change the world.

The deposition equipment of AIXTRON - one of the world's leading suppliers to the semiconductor industry - is used to manufacture high-performance components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound and organic semiconductor materials.

We can influence the design and development of our products to a particular extent. We contribute to a significant reduction in the energy consumption of our clients’ products and their customers by means of our forward-looking technologies, but also by applying industry 4.0 processes. For example, power components (III-V semiconductors) made of gallium nitride (GaN) with a large band spacing, such as those manufactured on our systems, require considerably less energy for the same or higher performance than conventional silicon-based power chips.

We are also continuously reducing the environmental impact in the manufacturing process and in our building technology by using energy and other natural resources consciously and responsibly.

Sustainability at AIXTRON - in addition to the Annual Report

More details on AIXTRON's sustainability activities can be found in the reports below, which are published annually in addition to the Annual Report.

Sustainability Report 2018.pdf 1.6 MB
Sustainability Report 2017.pdf 820.5 KB