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21 November 2007


Genus founder William Elder to retire from Aixtron’s board

William ‘Bill’ Elder, OBE (69) is to retire from the executive board of deposition equipment manufacturer Aixtron of Aachen, Germany, effective November 30, 2007.

Aixtron’s COO Dr Bernd Schulte will extend his responsibilities to include the development of the firm’s silicon interests.

“Bill’s extensive knowledge and huge semiconductor experience has been a key factor in the completion of the integration process of Genus into Aixtron, following the acquisition of the company Bill formed more than 20 years ago.” said Paul Hyland, president and CEO of Aixtron. “The Aixtron and Genus teams owe Bill a great debt of gratitude for what has been an inspired ‘labour of love’ over more than 20 years and I hope that he finds time between a busy travelling schedule to stay in touch to hear of and enjoy the success of the Aixtron Silicon team in the years to come.”

Aixtron acquired Genus of Sunnyvale, CA, USA in March 2005, to gain the firm's range of silicon deposition technologies, including Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Atomic Vapor Deposition (AVD), and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

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