Silicon-on-insulator pioneer Soitec has fully integrated gallium nitride developer EpiGaN, changing its name to Soitec Belgium.
EpiGaN was acquired in May 2019 to complement Soitec’s current portfolio of engineered substrates. Initially targeting the market for power amplifiers in 5G base stations, the name change will help Soitec also aims to penetrate the smartphones and power automotive markets with GaN products later on.
By offering a comprehensive portfolio of silicon and non-silicon based engineered substrates, Soitec says it is well-positioned to support 5G deployment which is expected to be a strong growth driver.
“EpiGaN’s extensive and widely acknowledged expertise complements Soitec’s portfolio beyond our current SOI and POI product portfolio and creates new value-added solutions for both 5G RF and power systems,” said Dr Bernard Aspar, Senior Executive Vice President of Soitec’s Global Business Units. “We have already achieved many synergies on the business, technology and operations sides.”
“EpiGaN’s advanced expertise in GaN has been enhanced by Soitec’s notoriety, giving the BU and its customers access to the Group’s manufacturing scale and expertise,” said Dr Marianne Germain, EpiGaN Business Unit General Manager.