Friday, February 15, 2013

Investopedia: Aixtron Is A Volatile Way To Play LED Growth

It's a stretch to say that LEDs are everywhere, but maybe not by much. LEDs are still generally too expensive for residential, commercial or municipal lighting, but pretty much every smartphone, tablet or notebook PC owner has an LED screen on their device, and likewise for many TV owners.

Given the considerable economic advantages, LED lighting is likely a "when, not if" proposition, and that should spur demand for the critical LED-making equipment that Aixtron (Nasdaq:AIXG) sells. The key question for investors, however, is whether the stock of a very volatile equipment maker like Aixtron is really the way to play the next run in LEDs.

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