6 December 2022
EPC to use VIS’ 8-inch GaN foundry from early 2023
In a multi-year agreement, Efficient Power Conversion Corp (EPC) of El Segundo, CA, USA is to use the 8-inch (200mm) wafer fabrication capabilities of specialty IC foundry service provider Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp (VIS) of Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, significantly increasing manufacturing capacities for its gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si)-based power transistors and integrated circuits. Manufacturing will begin in early 2023.
The products manufactured at VIS (an automotive IATF 16949 certified foundry) will meet the growing demand for GaN power devices in data centers, electric vehicles, solar inverters, robotics, and space systems.
“VIS’ leading specialty IC manufacturing expertise, combined with EPC’s product design capability and outstanding figure of merit (FOM) of GaN, will deliver greater energy efficiency for more eco-friendly high-performance computing and electric vehicle applications,” comments VIS’ chief operating oficer John Wei.