AIXTRON SE is a leading manufacturer of deposition systems for the semiconductor industry. The high-tech mechanical engineering company is a spin-off from the Institute for Semiconductor Technology at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), and concentrates on the development and production of systems for the manufacture of compound semiconductors and other multicomponent materials. The company, founded in 1983, floated its shares in 1997 (Prime Standard, listed in the TecDAX index on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ in the USA).
A broad range of customers worldwide use the systems from Aixtron to manufacture powerful components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon or organic semiconductor materials, carbon nanotubes and graphene. These components are used in a variety of innovative applications, technologies and industries, including LED and display technology, data storage and transmission, energy management and conversion, communications, signalling and lighting technology and many more demanding high-tech uses. The company used the investment capital and know-how of HANNOVER Finanz to become the technological and global market leader, and for its IPO.