Largest dedicated GaN producer offers low prices and wide availability

19-01-2022 | Innoscience Technology | Semiconductors

Innoscience Technology has launched its international operations in the USA and Europe. Headquartered in Suzhou, China, Innoscience is now supporting customers by adding design and sales support facilities in Santa Clara, California, and Leuven, Belgium.

The company is the largest IDM that is entirely focused on GaN technology. The company holds two wafer fabs, including what is claimed to be the world's largest dedicated 8" GaN-on-Si site, offering the latest, advanced, high-throughput manufacturing equipment. Currently, the company holds a capacity of 10,000 8" wafers per month which will ramp up to 14,000 8-inch wafers per month later this year and 70,000 8-inch wafers per month by 2025. The company has a comprehensive portfolio of devices from 30V to 650V with more than 35 million parts for applications, including USB PD chargers/adapters, data centres, mobile phones, and LED drivers.

The company produces high-performance, normally-off e-mode GaN FETs. It has significantly decreased RDS(on) without affecting other parameters, including threshold voltage and leakage, by introducing a stress enhancement layer. Epitaxy and device processing have been optimised to acquire high reproducibility and yield. Parts have passed quality and reliability tests over JEDEC standards.

Comments Dr Denis Marcon, general manager, Innoscience Europe: "The time is right for GaN, and Innoscience is ready to supply the world. We will surpass anyone on price for an equivalent device, and our huge manufacturing capacity means that our customers are assured of security of supply, which is often uppermost in people's minds given the shortage of chips at the moment. We look forward to working with any company to proliferate GaN throughout the global electronics industry."

Yi Sun, general manager, Innoscience USA, explained: "This is an exciting time for our customers, who can benefit from Innoscience's applications understanding and demo boards to develop their unique solutions. This will allow us to better support our customers in the USA, and in particular, the Bay area".

By Natasha Shek