SweGaN AB, develops and manufactures custom-made GaN-on-SiC epitaxial wafers, announced it is building a new headquarters including a state-of-the-art, high capacity semiconductor production facility in Linköping, Sweden.
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, 100/150 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 electric vehicles.
“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,” said Henrik Tölander, COO, SweGaN.
“This major step strengthens SweGaN’s deep roots in Sweden and will bring the entire company together under one roof, continues Tölander.” We also aim to create a stimulating and inspiring work environment for young talents, materials specialists and all strategic roles alike to join our exciting growth journey and build the company with us.”
“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,” said 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.