"On July 20, 2009, AXT, Inc. announced that it has appointed Dr. Morris S. Young as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 16, 2009. Dr. Young fills the vacancy created by the March 2009 departure of Dr. Philip C.S. Yin as the Company’s chief executive officer.
Dr. Young co-founded AXT in 1986 and served as its chief executive officer from 1989 to 2004. He has been a director of AXT since 1989 and held the position of chairman of the Board from 1998 to 2004. From 1985 to 1989, Young was a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He holds a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, a M.S. degree in metallurgy from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Polytechnic Institute of New York University."