21 September 2023
AXT’s Tongmei receives initial export permits from China for GaAs and Ge substrates
AXT Inc of Fremont, CA, USA – which makes gallium arsenide (GaAs), indium phosphide (InP) and germanium (Ge) substrates and raw materials – says that its China-based manufacturing subsidiary Beijing Tongmei Xtal Technology Co Ltd has met the applicable legal and commercial requirements and has received its initial export permits from China’s Central Ministry of Commerce to resume shipping gallium arsenide and germanium substrates to certain customers.
Since China’s announcement of new export control regulations on gallium and germanium materials on 3 July and the subsequent implementation of those regulations on 1 August, AXT says that Tongmei has been working diligently with the appropriate Chinese authorities to ensure that it understands and abides by all rules and regulations set out in the new gallium and germanium export controls.
Tongmei continues to work with the appropriate Chinese authorities to obtain the necessary permits for additional customers so that it can resume shipping gallium arsenide and germanium substrates to those customers in compliance with all export control regulations.