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AXT, Inc. to Participate in Needham & Company 19th Annual Growth Conference

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AXT, Inc. (Nasdaq:AXTI), a leading manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates, today announced that Gary Fischer, chief financial officer, will present at the Needham & Company 19th Annual Growth Conference at the Palace Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 4:10pm ET.  In addition, AXT is available for one-on-one meetings on both Tuesday and Wednesday, January 10 and 11, 2017.  Registered conference participants can schedule meetings through Needham & Company.

A link to the live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at prior to the presentation.  A replay of the webcast will be available shortly following the live presentation. 

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

Gary Fischer   
Chief Financial Officer
(510) 438-4700

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