Aixtron AG is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The company's technology solutions are used to build advanced components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials.
For graphene development and production, Aixtron offers the BM Pro systems (previously called Black Magic systems). BM Pro systems can be used to deposit graphene using both chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD).
Aixtron trades in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and in the NASDAQ Stock Exchange (AIXG).
The latest Aixtron graphene news:
Aixtron announced today that Shanghai University ordered a BM R&D reactor that will be used for graphene and CNT research at the University's Sino-Sweden Microsystem Integration Technology Center (SMIT).
The University researchers will use this new reactor for their research into CNT and graphene application using thermal- and plasma-based chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The researchers aim to develop next generation thermal interface/dissipating materials, heat spreaders, multi-chip interconnects and through silicon vias (TSV) for semiconductor chip packaging.
Aixtron is a key partner in several graphene research projects, extends their portfolio to include more 2D materials
Aixtron reported today that the company is involved with several European graphene research projects. In fact, Aixtron says they are a key-partner in several EU projects. First of all, Aixtron is leading Production Work Package in the Graphene Flagship, EU's $1 billion graphene drive.
In the GRAFOL project, Aixtron applies their scaling know-how to develop large scale equipment for wafer-based graphene and continuous production of foil-based graphene for transistors and transparent conductive films. In another project called MEM4WIN Aixtron employs their batch-based deposition technology to improve the throughput of graphene production for smart windows.
Aixtron announced today that China's National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) ordered a BM R&D system to grow graphene and CNTs on 2" substrates.
Dr. Qing Dai from NCNST says that their research currently focuses on the characterization of CNTs and on plasmonic properties of graphene. They aim to build nanophotonic devices such as terahertz waveguides. The BM system will also be used to grow 3D nanostructures combining CNT and graphene.
Aixtron announced today that the University of Massachusetts (UMass) ordered a BM-4 deposition system for processing 4-inch substrates. The BM-4 was shipped to the University’s Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC).
The system will be used for the integration of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphene into a large variety of electronic applications ranging from high frequency transistors, energy storage and flexible electronics. Aixtron says that the BM is a highly flexible system which can deposit both graphene and CNT materials with precisely controlled critical surface dimensions. The BM system also features automatic process control, easy recipe editing, an integrated process camera and remote operation via TCP/IP networking.
The wall street journal posted an interesting article and video on graphene. The article discusses the current state of research and business, possible graphene applications and the rush to patent related technologies.
The article starts with the Cambridge graphene research center and then discusses several companies and their graphene programs, including IBM, Nokia, BlueStone Global Tech, Vorbeck Materials, Lockheed Martin and Aixtron.