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Dow Corning orders additional AIXTRON SiC Planetary Reactor® systems

Further expansion due to growing SiC demand

Auburn, MI, USA / Aachen, Germany – Dow Corning and AIXTRON SE today announced that Dow Corning is extending its silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxy capabilities with orders for two additional AIXTRON AIX 2800 G4 WW Planetary Reactor® platforms with capability for 10x100 mm and 6x150 mm SiC wafers. The reactors are scheduled to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2012.

“Extending our SiC epitaxy capabilities illustrates our commitment to helping our customers grow and succeed and our leadership’s commitment to the business,” said Tom Zoes, Industry Director, Power Electronics business, Dow Corning Corporation. “Dow Corning’s epitaxy technology on the AIXTRON G4 deposition platform provides our customers with materials capability that enables the creation of high performance, next generation power electronics devices addressing the world’s growing demand for energy efficient solutions.”
AIX 2800G4 WW
AIX 2800G4 WW: Enhanced productivity

Dr. Frank Wischmeyer, Vice President and Managing Director of AIXTRON AB, Sweden, added, “We are pleased with the performance of the AIX 2800 G4 WW system at Dow Corning. Repeat orders like this are indicators about the quality of our systems and their ability to provide a solid return on investment for our customers.”

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AIXTRON SE is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company's technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and opto-electronic applications (photonic) based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials and more recently carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene and other nanomaterials. Such components are used in display technology, signal and lighting technology, fiber communication networks, wireless and cell telephony applications, optical and electronic data storage, computer technology as well as a wide range of other high-tech applications.

Contact:Octavia Deufel, Marketing Communications, AIXTRON SE
+49 241 8909 474 (Germany)

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

Contact:Cindy Esler, Marketing Communications, Electronics Solutions, Dow Corning
+989 878-0594 (USA)

Mirella Kimpen, Communications Manager, Electronics Solutions, Dow Corning
+32-64-88-8413 (Belgium)

Forward-Looking Statements
This document may contain forward-looking statements regarding the business, results of operations, financial condition and earnings outlook of AIXTRON within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “contemplate”, “intend”, “plan”, “believe”, “continue” and “estimate” and variations of such words or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on our current views and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results and trends may differ materially from those reflected in our forward-looking statements. This could result from a variety of factors, such as actual customer orders received by AIXTRON, the level of demand for deposition technology in the market, the timing of final acceptance of products by customers, the condition of financial markets and access to financing for AIXTRON, general conditions in the market for deposition plants and macroeconomic conditions, cancellations, rescheduling or delays in product shipments, production capacity constraints, extended sales and qualification cycles, difficulties in the production process, the general development in the semi-conductor industry, increased competition, fluctuations in exchange rates, availability of public funding, fluctuations and/or changes in interest rates, delays in developing and marketing new products, a deterioration of the general economic situation and any other factors discussed in any reports or other announcements filed by AIXTRON with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements contained in this document are based on current expectations and projections of the executive board and on information currently available to it and are made as at the date hereof. AIXTRON undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless expressly required to do so by law.

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