Transphorm confirms GaN sources are secure
Company confirms that its primary TMGa suppliers are not based in China and are well-positioned to meet forecasted demand
Transphorm is the third GaN power chip company to respond to the recent news from China about export restrictions for gallium and germanium that will begin in August 2023.
The company manufactures high voltage GaN power semiconductors and uses trimethylgallium (TMGa) to produce the GaN. The company confirms that its primary TMGa suppliers are not based in China and are well-positioned to meet forecasted demand. This means it is securely positioned to continue manufacturing and supplying its GaN devices without interruption.
Transphorm also explained that gallium is generally a byproduct resulting from refinement processes used to produce popular metals such as aluminum from bauxite ore. Aluminum is produced in numerous countries such as Australia, Brazil, India, Jamaica, and the United States among others.
Transphorms says it will continue to the monitor the situation as necessary but sees no direct impact on its current operations. Nor does the company see long-term sourcing issues.