Power electronics: Exagan speeds up production
Categorie(s) : Industry, News, Research
Published : 3 April 2017
Exagan recently started production of its materials in the company’s own cleanrooms, marking a major step toward the launch of its first power components.
The company is using an Aixtron 200 mm epitaxy machine and the G-Stack™ process, developed by Exagan with Leti’s support, to make the GaN-on-silicon material.
The material will then be sent to Germany’s X-Fab, Europe’s leading specialty component foundry. The components will be assembled in Asia, and then tested by Hirex Engineering in partnership with CEA Tech’s regional platform in Toulouse.
The first half of the year will be devoted to sampling. Production will ramp up in the second half of the year. Exagan, which already had ten employees, hired and trained an additional ten people in 2016 to prepare for the increase in activity.