19 July 2022
GaN-on-Si device maker Innoscience opens Korean sales and design center
Innoscience Technology of Suzhou, China has opened a new office in Gwangmyeong, near Seoul, South Korea, to provide technical and marketing services to the country’s consumer and automotive market. Innoscience Korea will also design new solutions tailored to the Korean market’s needs and based on InnoGaN technology.
Founded in December 2015 with main investment from CMBI, ARM, SK and CATL, Innoscience first established a mass-production 8-inch wafer line for gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) devices in Zhuhai National Hi-Tech District in November 2017, then inaugurated a new facility in Suzhou in September 2020. With 1400+ staff and over 300 R&D specialists, the firm now claims to be the largest integrated device manufacturer (IDM) fully focused on GaN technology, with two wafer fabs including what is claimed to be the world’s largest dedicated 8-inch GaN-on-Si site. Innoscience is now delivering GaN power devices that can be used in applications including cloud computing, electric vehicles (EV) and automotive, portable devices, mobile phones, chargers and adapters.
VP & general manager of Innoscience Korea is Ke Hong, responsible for business development in Korea. Hong has 27 years’ experience in the power semiconductor industry, holding key roles at other international and Korean companies.
“As we expand Innoscience’s global presence, it is vital to have a direct presence in Korea, which is a very strategic market for Innoscience,” says Innoscience’s CEO Jay Son.
The team in Korea is already formed by nine engineers and is quickly expanding with the addition of designers, sales and product marketing experts.
“Innoscience has shaken up the GaN market by making products readily available at competitive prices,” comments Hong. “Innoscience is perfectly positioned to provide GaN power devices in mass volume, which is what we think the Korean market was waiting for,” he adds. “Korea is a significant opportunity for Innoscience. We are working hard to support all our customers here and to showcase the benefit of using InnoGaN in relevant applications.”