With our plants, technologies and solutions, we enable our customers to take a leading role in the competition with their products and also to convince from a sustainable point of view and to achieve their own climate targets. Our success is the result of our innovative products. Our customers benefit from forward-looking solutions that save costs, conserve resources and are energy-efficient. This is how we have achieved our position as the world's leading developer and producer of deposition equipment for the semiconductor industry. Our customers include companies from promising sectors such as e-mobility (powertrains, charging infrastructure), energy (network circuits), consumer electronics (3D sensor technology, fast charging) and telecommunications (5G networks). We also make a significant contribution to progress in the hygiene, lighting and display technology sectors (mini and micro LEDs). New technologies are the result of extensive research efforts, e.g. within the framework of one of our numerous research cooperations with universities, research institutes and other industrial companies. This results in groundbreaking solutions that can make the world more sustainable, more efficient and better faster.
As one of the leading technology companies
are innovations for the area Energy efficiency and the protection
of natural resources is our vested interest
and our core business. Through our products
AIXTRON customers save energy, costs
and reduce their CO2 emissions and
thus their impact on the climate.
Dr. Felix Grawert - Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO) of AIXTRON SE
Energy efficiency and climate protection
Efficient energy management is a key issue in global efforts to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and address the challenges of climate change. At AIXTRON, energy is mainly used in the form of electricity in all steps of the manufacturing of our equipment for the semiconductor industry. Primary energy sources, such as oil and gas, play only a minor role.
Water is the basis of all life. For us humans and also for all other living beings on earth, it is a life-giving resource. Water is very limited and, like all other resources, distributed very differently on our planet. Quality and availability are severely threatened by various influences.
We have made it our goal to handle water responsibly and to promote sustainable water use in a targeted and consistent manner - for example, by minimizing water consumption.
At AIXTRON, we use water primarily in the production process in a cooling circuit for cooling. This is a closed system. The water quality is checked on a monthly basis and only in the rare case that the water quality no longer meets our requirements is the water exchanged. Rainwater and process water, for example from the sanitary area, are fed via the existing sewer system for reprocessing by the waterworks.
An essential basis for our lives is the use of the resources available to us. Global population growth and increasing economic growth are leading to a growing scarcity of natural, finite resources. Therefore, an increasingly economical and at the same time more efficient use of natural resources is a key competence of sustainable societies and an important requirement for all companies.
Waste and sustainable waste management make an important contribution to reducing our CO2 emissions. We are already thinking about how we can evolve from a consumption economy to a circular economy. For example, we are trying to avoid generating waste more and more wherever possible. We are therefore constantly optimizing our disposal channels and separating waste such as paper and cardboard, films and plastic packaging so that it can be reintroduced into the materials cycle, insofar as the disposal infrastructure in the countries allows this. Here, we work hand in hand with professional waste management companies to ensure that the waste is returned to the materials cycle. Disposing of waste in landfills is a particular burden on the environment and is an unnecessary waste of natural resources. This makes a valuable contribution to climate protection, as.