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AXT, Inc (AXTI) Elects Chia-Li Wei as Chief Technology Officer

AXT, Inc (AXTI), a leading manufacturer of semiconductor technology, has announced the promotion of Chia-Li Wei to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer, effective December 1. As Wei shifts overall corporate responsibilities, he will become responsible for directing AXT’s technical vision and leading all pertinent technology developments. Wei will also be responsible for further refinement of the company’s leading technologies and will directly report to Phil Yin, chairman and CEO.

Wei received a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a Master of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Over his career, Wei has gained over 30 years of engineering experience in compound semiconductor manufacturing and is well poised to succeed in his new leadership role. During this time span, Wei has acquired a plethora of experience while directing leading technological innovation departments and will be a critical link for AXT’s future success.

Phil Yin, Chairman and CEO, stated, “The compound semiconductor and solar industries into which we sell our products are growing, driven by continued demand for wireless handsets and LEDs and worldwide interest in harnessing solar power. AXT constantly strives to stay at the forefront of technology to serve those markets with a wide array of products developed to meet future device parametric requirements. In all of these areas, Chia-Li has been a tremendous asset to AXT since joining the company in May and I look forward to leveraging his expertise as part of AXT’s executive management team.”

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