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15 January 2024

BluGlass completes acquisition of GaNWorks

BluGlass Ltd of Silverwater, Australia — which develops and manufactures gallium nitride (GaN) blue laser diodes based on its proprietary low-temperature, low-hydrogen remote-plasma chemical vapor deposition (RPCVD) technology — has completed its acquisition of contract manufacturer GaNWorks Foundry Inc, following the installation and validation of core GaN wafer processing equipment at its laser production fab in Silicon Valley.

Testing has confirmed that the n-side wafer metallization, wafer thinning, and bar cleave equipment is meeting GaNWorks’ operational benchmarks in-house. Product validation of new GaN lasers made at BluGlass’ Silicon Valley fab is also underway.

“Our acquisition of GaNWorks’ specialist wafer processing equipment, manufacturing process transfer, and experienced GaN engineers will fast-track development and production cycles, and deliver significant cost savings over the long-term,” believes BluGlass’ CEO Jim Haden. “We have moved quickly to bring these complex processes in-house, having now completed process verification tests, and commenced validation of our first vertically integrated laser lots,” he adds.

“We are already seeing the benefits of having all processes in-house under our operational control, enabling us to quickly identify additional process optimization opportunities, which are expected to significantly enhance production yield, reliability and throughput,” Haden continues. “With our wafer fab vertical integration completed, we are continuing to refine processes across the manufacturing supply chain to further improve laser performance, reliability and repeatability.”

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