Companies Collaborate to Develop, Industrialize and Qualify GaN-on-Silicon Technology as a Reliable Solution for High-Efficiency Power Converters
Exagan, a leading innovator of gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology that enables smaller and more efficient electrical converters, has begun a strategic partnership, to develop and commercialize GaN-on-silicon products, with Hirex Engineering. The partnership’s goal is to establish the reliability of GaN-on-silicon while also demonstrating to users the performance improvements to be gained and the low risk of integrating the energy-efficient technology in their own products.
Exagan will work closely with HIREX Engineering. Together, the companies will test and qualify the benefits of Exagan’s proprietary G-Stack™ technology, which employs standard 200-mm silicon processing to produce power GaN FET (field-effect transistor) semiconductors used in making smaller, more efficient power converters. These converters have a broad range of applications in high-growth markets including plug-in hybrid and full-electronic vehicles, solar energy and industrial applications as well as efficient charging of all mobile electronic devices.
Through its participation, HIREX Engineering will expand its expertise and business portfolio to include advanced power GaN technology and the end products it enables, reinforcing the company’s position in the aerospace and other high-reliability electronics markets.