Infineon Technologies AG and Panasonic Corp. have announced an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop Gallium nitride (GaN) devices based on Panasonic’s normally-off (enhancement mode) GaN on silicon transistor structure integrated into Infineon’s surface-mounted device (SMD) packages. In this context Panasonic has provided Infineon with a license of its normally-off GaN transistor structure. This agreement will enable each company to manufacture high performing GaN devices. Customers will have the added advantage of having two possible sources for compatible packaged GaN power switches: a setup not available for any other GaN on silicon device so far.
Fujitsu Limited, Panasonic Corporation, and DBJ have signed a MoU in which DBJ will make an investment and provide a line of credit for a new fabless company specializing in LSI design and development, which Fujitsu and Panasonic will jointly establish.