25. May 2009 | Finance News

AIXTRON AG: Hualei Optoelectronic orders AIXTRON MOCVD tools for LEDs -

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Aachen/Germany, May 25, 2009 - AIXTRON AG today announced that Hualei
Optoelectronic Ltd., based in Hunan Province, P.R. China, has issued a
purchase contract for multiple CRIUS(R) MOCVD systems. The tools for
production of high brightness LEDs will be shipped from Q2/09 through
Q4/09. This contract represents AIXTRON's largest ever single order for
MOCVD systems from China. Part of this order has been recorded as order
intake in Q1/2009.

Hualei Optoelectronic President Daqing He, comments: 'Our investor and
parent company is very keen to shift away from reliance on heavy industry
and move into high-tech. We have therefore conducted in-depth
investigations on the world wide LED market; entering high brightness LED
business is our strategic target for which we have decided to work closely
with AIXTRON, as the strongest partner, to enable Hualei achieving our
goals quickly and efficiently.

'We will exploit the technical expertise of international partners
targeting a fast entry into the LED market in order to be ready for the
market upturn. This, coupled with the strong reputation of the professional
and responsive service we will receive from the local AIXTRON team will
guarantee our success.'

Dr. Bastian Marheineke, Vice President Sales at AIXTRON AG, adds: 'Hualei's
investment is very timely and representative for a China on the rise. Our
company has had a strong presence in China for many years; AIXTRON was the
first company to install a commercial MOCVD reactor there and since then we
have enjoyed excellent relations with the leading institutes and

'Of course we are delighted to announce this, our largest single order from
China to date, which reflects the enthusiasm for investment in new
technology opportunities. It also reflects the strong trust in
AIXTRON-based technology thanks to our worldwide reputation for dependable,
first-class products, support and reliability.'

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and future results and trends to differ materially from our forward-looking
statements: actual customer orders received by AIXTRON; the extent to which
chemical vapor deposition, or CVD, technology is demanded by the market
place; the timing of final acceptance of products by customers; the
financial climate and accessibility of financing; general conditions in the
thin film equipment market and in the macro-economy; cancellations,
rescheduling or delays in product shipments; manufacturing capacity
constraints; lengthy sales and qualification cycles; difficulties in the
production process; changes in semiconductor industry growth; increased
competition; exchange rate fluctuations; availability of government
funding; variability and availability of interest rates; delays in
developing and commercializing new products; general economic conditions
being less favorable than expected; and other factors. The forward-looking
statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof
and AIXTRON does not assume any obligation to update or revise any
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events or otherwise, unless required by law.

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AIXTRON AG, Kackertstr. 15-17, 52072 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49 241 8909 444, Fax: +49 241 8909 445, invest@aixtron.com

25.05.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       AIXTRON AG
              Kackertstr. 15-17
              52072 Aachen
Phone:        +49 (241) 8909-444
Fax:          +49 (241) 8909-445
E-mail:       invest@aixtron.com
Internet:     www.aixtron.com
ISIN:         DE000A0WMPJ6, US0096061041
WKN:          A0WMPJ
Indices:      TecDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Stuttgart, München, Düsseldorf; Terminbörse EUREX;
              Foreign Exchange(s) Nasdaq
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