Soitec and IntelliEPI to improve GaAs services
The two companies have signed an agreement which includes a technology license granted by Soitec to IntelliEPI. The agreement may be extended to address future business opportunities in the GaAs market, including equipment transfer
Soitec, and Intelligent Epitaxy Technology, a provider of InP, GaAs, and GaSb epitaxial wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, have signed a collaborative agreement to better serve the GaAs market.
This partnership aims at addressing the market requirements for a reliable second source, while also extending the leadership position of both companies in the GaAs market as well as delivering the best product at the lowest cost for the customers.
"We are delighted to announce the license of our technology leading to a second source for our products for our key GaAs customers ," says Bernard Aspar, Senior Vice President and Soitec's Communication & Power Business Unit General Manager.
"This collaborative agreement will reinforce our GaAs technology and product know-how while, at the same time, offering Soitec's customers supply-chain security," adds Yung-Chung Kao, IntelliEPI President and CEO.
GaAs is a compound of the elements gallium and arsenic. It is a III-V semiconductor, and is used in the manufacture of devices such as microwave frequency integrated circuits, monolithic microwave integrated circuits, infrared LEDs, laser diodes, solar cells and optical windows.
GaAs is often used as a substrate material for the epitaxial growth of other III-V semiconductors including InGaAs and GaInNAs.