GaN-on-SiC semiconductor manufacturer SweGaN introduces telecom executive as Senior Advisor

Linköping, Sweden, August 30th, 2023: SweGaN AB, a European semiconductor manufacturer that develops and produces custom-made Gallium Nitride on Silicon Carbide (GaN-on-SiC) epitaxial wafers welcomes a Swedish telecom executive, Sven-Christer Nilsson, to join the company as a Senior Advisor. Nilsson is former CEO of Ericsson and is today active in leading tech companies as an investor and board member. 

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Nilsson is known for his strategic leadership abilities in high-tech industries. Nilsson is currently on several boards, including CEVA, Inc., a semiconductor industry leader in signal processing, sensor fusion and AI processing. He has previously held long-term positions such as Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration and other high-profile organizations. 

Jr-Tai Chen, PhD, CEO, and co-founder of SweGaN, remarked, “Our team and executive Board are excited to work with Sven-Christer. The timing could not have been better. With significant interest in our GaN-on-SiC epitaxial solutions for RF and power components, SweGaN is on a strong trajectory to become a major player in the global GaN markets. Tapping Sven-Christer’s extensive leadership and vast network, we believe he will add significant value and insights to our growth strategy.”

SweGaN growth trajectory
Following an investment round in Q3 2022 led by global semiconductor investors and strategic partners and spurred by significant interest in volume orders from major customers, SweGaN announced in early 2023 the construction of a new production facility in Linköping Sweden. The company’s strategy is closely aligned with the accelerated global demands for GaN-on-SiC epiwafers used in 5G telecommunications infrastructure, satellite communications and high voltage power for devices such as electric vehicles (“EVs”).

-”As the European Union signals the need for developing a robust European semiconductor supply chain, SweGaN is poised to play a critical role in this eco-system,” said Sven-Christer Nilsson, Senior Advisor of SweGaN.  He continued, “SweGaN has a strong vision aimed at building a competitive and sustainable semiconductor company with their benchmark technology and continuous innovation. I look forward to contributing to and being part of the SweGaN journey for this exciting yet geopolitically dynamic semiconductor era.”

About Sven-Christer Nilsson
Sven-Christer Nilsson has held numerous positions in Swedish and international organizations including, among others, President and CEO of the Ericsson Group, Chairman of The Swedish National Defense Materiel Administration, Chairman of Swedish ICT Research AB, and Chairman of The Public Service Broadcasting Foundation. He also served on the Board of Directors of telecom operators Sprint, Inc., and Telia AB. Mr. Nilsson is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences.


About SweGaN

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 and LinkedIn.

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