AXT Inc Company Profile
AXT, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes compound and single element semiconductor substrates. The company manufactures its semiconductor substrates using its proprietary vertical gradient freeze technology. It offers semi-insulating substrates made from gallium with arsenic (GaAs), which are used for applications in power amplifiers and radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless handsets; direct broadcast televisions; transistors; and satellite communications. AXT, Inc. also provides semi-conducting substrates made from GaAs that have applications in light emitting diodes, lasers, vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs), printer heads, and optical couplers; indium with phosphorous substrates for fiber optic lasers and detectors, data center connectivity products, silicon photonics, opto electronics ICs, terrestrial solar cells, lasers, and VCSELs; and germanium substrates for satellite and terrestrial solar cells, as well as optical sensors and detectors. In addition, the company, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, manufactures and sells raw materials for gallium, gallium alloys, indium phosphide poly-crystal, germanium, germanium dioxide, high purity arsenic, pyrolytic boron nitride, and boron oxide. AXT, Inc. sells its products through direct sales force in the United States and China, as well as through independent sales representatives and distributors in Europe and other parts of Asia. The company was formerly known as American Xtal Technology, Inc. and changed its name to AXT, Inc. in July 2000. AXT, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.