AXT, Inc. Announces ISO/TS 16949 Certification

AXT, Inc. Announces ISO/TS 16949 Certification 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 --  AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI),
a leading manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates, today
announced that it has been certified as having met the international
standards of ISO 16949:2009, a worldwide standard developed by the
International Automotive Task Force (IATF), a group of the world's
leading manufacturers and trade organizations. This certification
defines the quality management system requirements for the design,
development, production, and when relevant, installation and service
of automotive-related products.  
ISO/TS 16949 is currently the world's most stringent quality
management system standard for manufacturing and provides for strict
adherence to the demanding requirements of the world-wide automotive
industry. The ISO/TS 16949 standard is a technical specification
defining quality system requirements for manufacturing operations.
The standard encourages the use of a process approach that is aimed
at improving process efficiency and is designed to achieve the
highest levels of product quality, productivity, competitiveness, and
continual improvement. 
"We are pleased to announce this certification as a demonstration of
AXT's commitment to serving our automotive customers with the highest
level of excellence," said Morris Young, Ph.D., chief executive
officer. "I am very proud of the work, led by our operations team in
Beijing, that resulted in a successful certification to an
internationally recognized quality standard as it underscores our
ongoing mission to provide superior product quality and customer
About AXT, Inc. 
 AXT designs, develops, manufactures and distributes
high-performance compound and single element semiconductor substrates
comprising gallium arsenide (GaAs), indium phosphide (InP) and
germanium (Ge) through its manufacturing facilities in Beijing,
China. In addition, AXT maintains its sales, administration and
customer service functions at its headquarters in Fremont,
California. The company's substrate products are used primarily in
lighting display applications, wireless communications, fiber optic
communications and solar cell. Its vertical gradient freeze (VGF)
technique for manufacturing semiconductor substrates provides
significant benefits over other methods and enabled AXT to become a
leading manufacturer of such substrates. AXT has manufacturing
facilities in China and invests in joint ventures in China producing
raw materials. For more information, see AXT's website at 
Leslie Green 
Green Communications Consulting, LLC
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