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IQE announces GaN partnership with GlobalFoundries


Companies will develop a GaN on Si offering at GF’s fab in Vermont, using IQE wafers

IQE plc, the compound semiconductor wafer company, has started a long-term strategic collaboration with GlobalFoundries to develop vital GaN on Si technologies for mobile and wireless infrastructure applications.

The result of this collaboration will be a GaN on Si offering at GF’s Fab 9 facility in Burlington, Vermont, using wafers supplied by IQE.

Working together, GF and IQE will pool their expertise and facilitate the development of crucial building blocks for current and future communications systems.

"IQE’s collaboration with GlobalFoundries marks a step change for us. It recognises the quality of our market-leading GaN products and demonstrates how IQE’s ever-closer customer relationships can bring more innovative products to market, at scale. This is a unique opportunity to leverage the performance of GaN with the cost structure of high-volume silicon manufacturing. We look forward to working closely with GlobalFoundries over the coming years, " said Wayne Johnson executive VP of Wireless & Emerging Products At IQE

Bami Bastani, SVP and general manager, of Mobile And Wireless Infrastructure at GlobalFoundries said: "GlobalFoundries continues to lead with innovative and feature rich solutions for 5G. Our collaboration with IQE will enable us to deliver differentiated gallium nitride on silicon solutions that enable next-generation connectivity and user experiences that will help enable our customers’ innovations."

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