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23 November 2023

Aixtron begins constructing new €100m innovation center

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE has officially begun construction of the new innovation center at its headquarters in Herzogenrath, Germany. The firm is investing about €100m in 1000m2 of cleanroom, with additional space for the required metrology equipment. The first systems are scheduled to move into the new building during second-half 2024. The official handover is planned for early 2025.

A symbolic ground-breaking ceremony was attended by representatives from politics, science and research as well as key suppliers of the company, in the context of a celebration in honor of Aixtron’s 40th year since its founding in December 1983 as a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University.

“We have just completely renewed our portfolio with our successful G10 product family. The demand from our customers is already very high, so we are in the middle of a volume ramp,” says Aixtron’s CEO Dr Felix Grawert. “We are now also starting to work on the next generation of innovative technical solutions. With this, we will successfully drive forward the electrification of the world with the megatrends of digitalization, electro-mobility, and energy efficiency,” he adds. “The new innovation center provides us with essential capacities for all of this.”

The cleanroom area of the innovation center will be of class ISO 6, expandable up to ISO 4. The new complex will have two sub-levels. The first sub-level accommodates, for example, the pump filter cabinets of the systems, while the facility level houses all supporting processes and systems for the entire infrastructure. This type of space utilization increases cleanroom efficiency by a factor of up to three compared with the previously used cleanroom areas.

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