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AXT, Inc. to Present at the AeA Micro Cap Financial Conference on May 8, 2006

FREMONT, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ AXT, Inc. (Nasdaq: AXTI), a leading manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates, today announced that Phil C.S. Yin, chief executive officer and Wilson W. Cheung, chief financial officer, will present at the AeA Micro Cap Financial Conference on Mon., May 8, 2006 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, Calif.

A link to the live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.axt.com 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). The company's substrate products are used primarily in lighting display applications, wireless communications, and fiber optic communications. 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, particularly in optoelectronics applications. AXT has manufacturing facilities in China and invests in five joint ventures producing raw materials. For more information, see AXT's website at http://www.axt.com. The company can also be reached at 4281 Technology Drive, Fremont, California 94538 or by calling (510) 683-5900. AXT is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol AXTI.

SOURCE AXT, Inc.
05/01/2006
CONTACT: Wilson W. Cheung, Chief Financial Officer of AXT, Inc., +1-510-683-5900; or Leslie Green of Green Communications Consulting, LLC, +1-650-312-9060, for AXT, Inc.
Web site: http://www.axt.com
(AXTI)
05/01/2006 15:05 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com