Eight years have passed since the first commercialized power GaN device. People in the power electronics industry are becoming increasingly familiar with the names of start-ups that are activel y promoting GaN technology. Efficient Power Conversion (EPC), GaN Systems, Transphorm or Navitas, in addition to the power electronics leaders, Infineon Technologies and ON Semiconductor are also highly involved in the development of GaN technology.
Moreover, not surprisingly, the list of GaN start-up players is getting longer over the years: Exagan, GaNPower International or Tagore Technology are also offering power GaN products.
Under this dynamic ecosystem, Yole Développement (Yole) and its partners EPC and SEMI are organizing a conference dedicated to the power GaN industry. Taking place on Feb. 21 in Milpitas, California, the “GaN Con – Power GaN: from promises to possible market explosion” TechDay is a smart combination of powerful presentations proposed by leading power GaN companies, debates, and networking. During half day, the Organizing Committee including Yole’s analysts strongly involved in the analysis of the Power GaN industry invites you to dive into this emerging industry, understand the technical challenges and identify business opportunities. Full program & registration are now available on i-micronews.com.
Most of the power GaN start-up players choose the foundry model, mostly using TSMC, Episil, or X-Fab as their preferred partner. Meanwhile, other foundries might offer this service if the market takes off. The foundry model affords fabless or fab-lite start-ups the possibility of ramping up quickly if the market suddenly takes off, while existing IDM can benefit from previous acquired equipment and knowledge for GaN manufacturing… Full article