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AXT, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter 2007 Earnings Release for February 26, 2008

FREMONT, CA, Jan 15, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI), a leading manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates, will announce its financial results for the fourth quarter 2007 in a press release immediately following the close of market on February 26, 2008. The company will also host a conference call to discuss these results on February 26, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. PST. The conference call can be accessed at (416) 641-6106 (conference ID 3248721). The call will also be simulcast on the Internet at www.axt.com. Replays will be available at (416) 695-5800 until March 4, 2008. Financial and statistical information to be discussed in the call will be available on the company's website immediately prior to commencement of the call. Additional investor information can be accessed at http://www.axt.com or by calling the company's Investor Relations Department at (510) 683-5900.

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, 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.

Contacts:
Wilson W. Cheung
Chief Financial Officer
(510) 683-5900

Leslie Green
Green Communications Consulting, LLC
(650) 312-9060

SOURCE: AXT, Inc.