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.
“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.