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Navitas ramps GaN chip capacity with TSMC and Amkor


High volume production partnership supports rapid GaN power IC growth

Navitas Semiconductor, a GaN power IC supplier, has announced major manufacturing partnerships with TSMC and Amkor to support significant customer demand for 2018 and beyond.

TSMC provides an advanced GaN-on-Silicon wafer manufacturing capability for the proprietary Navitas GaN power IC platform. Amkor is one of the industry's largest providers of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services.

"We are very pleased to partner with Navitas, the GaN power IC leader," said Bradford Paulsen, senior VP business management at TSMC.

"TSMC has made significant capital and engineering investment in GaN manufacturing capability and this platform is well suited to support Navitas & its customers' high-volume needs."

"We look forward to partnering with Navitas as they drive adoption of this new platform," said John Stone, executive VP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing from Amkor. "Utilising our high-volume and low-cost QFN packaging platform, Amkor will provide packaging, test and logistics services and the superior customer experience that Navitas and its customers demand."

Navitas GaN power ICs integrate power, analogue and digital circuits all in GaN. Breakthrough performance is said to be achieved using standard processes and equipment which allows for fast and capital-efficient expansion of manufacturing capacity.

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