European compound semiconductor manufacturer SweGaN launches project for new headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer production facility
Linköping, Sweden, March 3rd, 2023: SweGaN AB, develops and manufactures custom-made Gallium Nitride on Silicon Carbide (GaN-on-SiC) epitaxial wafers to serve the world’s leading IDMs/Foundries, Fabless, system manufacturers, announces it is building a new headquarters including a state-of-the-art, high-capacity semiconductor production facility in Linköping, Sweden.
The new facility will be built at the Innovative Materials Arena (IMA). IMA is cluster for innovative materials located in Linköping, Sweden, in Östergötland – a region renowned for its progressive materials industries.
Completion of the project is planned for the end of Q2 with deployment of the company’s innovative manufacturing processes to produce next-generation GaN-on-SiC engineered epitaxial wafers in high volume. The facility has been designed to accommodate production capacity up to 40,000, 100 mm/150 mm, epiwafers per year. This significant scaling initiative is backed by a Series A financing round announced in September 2022, and is closely aligned with the accelerated global demands for GaN-on-SiC epiwafers used in 5G base stations, defense radars, low-orbit satellite communications and power switches for EV’s.
“The new SweGaN HQ and production facility provides substantial flexibility and means to support the company’s expansion during its growth journey – in both capacity and space,” says Henrik Tölander, COO, SweGaN.
SweGaN new HQ and production facility in Linköping, Sweden
“This major step strengthens SweGaN’s deep roots in Sweden and will bring the entire company together under one roof, continues Tölander.” We also aim to create a stimulating and inspiring work environment for young talents, materials specialists, and all strategic roles alike to join our exciting growth journey and build the company with us.”
“A new order is being established for semiconductor supply chains, and we are striving to be a go-to strategic partner for our customers in this new era.” says Jr-Tai Chen, CEO, SweGaN. Harnessing the challenges and opportunities associated with the new era of semiconductor manufacturing, SweGaN’s vision has become clearer than ever – to build a sustainable, smart and green manufacturing for the materials that can enhance connectivity, security, and mobility of the future.”
The company will be implementing its patented and qualified GaN-on-SiC technologies in the new, world-class facility for high volume production to achieve economies of scale, while maintaining the high quality and performance-leading material SweGaN is already known for.
IMA is backed by the EU’s The Smart Specialisation framework an Östergötland’s technology initiative to support and promote further growth of the region’s material research, industry and collaboration. SweGaN is one of the first companies to make its home at the new IMA backed innovation hub for materials in Linköping. SweGaN is a member of IMA, an innovation cluster that fosters growth and sustainability through extensive collaboration between research, business and the public sector with background in materials science and production engineering. The IMA includes a plethora of high-profile members and thought-leaders within the materials arena.
SweGaN provides unique solutions for GaN-on-SiC epiwafers based on its groundbreaking epitaxial growth technology for the manufacturers of RF devices used in applications of telecom, defense, satellite communications. The high performance of SweGaN QuanFINE® material enables our customers to quickly adapt to the evolving challenges of next-generation high power and high frequency devices, and to create future-oriented solutions. For more information, visit us as www.swegan.se and LinkedIn.
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