Friday, November 24, 2023

AIXTRON Launches €100 Million Innovation Center to Boost Semiconductor Technology Development

AIXTRON SE, a leader in deposition equipment for the semiconductor industry, has begun constructing a new EUR 100 million innovation center at its headquarters in Herzogenrath, Germany. This significant investment will establish a 1000m2 cleanroom, along with space for metrology equipment, incorporating cutting-edge industry technologies. Scheduled for initial use in the second half of 2024 and official handover in early 2025, this facility marks a major milestone in AIXTRON's 40-year history. The innovation center, celebrated during a ground-breaking ceremony attended by political, scientific, and industry representatives, reinforces AIXTRON’s commitment to leading semiconductor technology and future growth. 

Dr. Felix Grawert, CEO of AIXTRON, highlighted the center's role in developing next-generation solutions for digitalization, electromobility, and energy efficiency. The cleanroom, classified as ISO 6 with potential expansion to ISO 4, is designed for high efficiency, utilizing a compact, multi-level layout to maximize space and streamline processes.


AIXTRON SE is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Herzogenrath (near Aachen), Germany, with subsidiaries and sales offices in Asia, United States and in Europe. AIXTRON´s technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and optoelectronic applications based on compound or organic semiconductor materials. Such components are used in a broad range of innovative applications, technologies and industries. These include Laser and LED applications, display technologies, data transmission, SiC and GaN power management and conversion, communication, signaling and lighting as well as a range of other leading-edge applications.

Our registered trademarks: AIXACT®, AIXTRON®, Atomic Level SolutionS®, Close Coupled Showerhead®, CRIUS®, Gas Foil Rotation®, OVPD®, Planetary Reactor®, PVPD®, TriJet®

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