Company from North Rhine-Westphalia invests in product development, including gallium nitride semiconductors.
Aixtron, located in Herzogenrath near Aachen, is building a new innovation center for research and development on various semiconductor systems. Yesterday, its supervisory board pledged 100 million euros for the project.
Aixtron intends to use the facility to make an even greater contribution to its products in the energy sector and other areas geared to new technologies. “With our products, we address the megatrends of digitalization, electromobility and energy efficiency and are experiencing a strong and steadily growing demand.,” said Dr. Felix Grawert, the company’s CEO, about the commitment.
The semiconductor industry is a key sector due to the increasing demand for electronic chips. Thus, Aixtron also writes that its new product generations for the material systems silicon carbide, but also gallium arsenide/indium phosphite were in high demand immediately after their introduction. A new state-of-the-art system for gallium nitride is to be launched in the course of the year. Semiconductor chips made of gallium nitride are becoming increasingly important, especially since they are considered energy-saving and environmentally compatible.
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