Nitronex ships 500,000th GaN RF device
The company says that expanding markets and customers, alongside an already robust U.S.-based supply chain, sets the stage for continued rapid growth.
Nitronex, a designer and manufacturer of GaN based RF solutions for high performance applications in the defence, communications, cable TV, and industrial & scientific markets, has shipped more than 500,000 production devices since introducing its first production-qualified products in 2006.
Volume production began in 2009, and shipments predominantly consisted of 10 different products to five customers with a roughly even split between domestic and international sales.
“Shipping more than 500,000 devices is a testament to the early successes we’ve had in military communications, jammers, and cable TV infrastructure. We provide our customers with complete RF solutions including final, driver, and pre-driver discrete and MMIC amplifiers, product models, reliability data, and applications support,” commented Charlie Shalvoy, President and CEO of Nitronex.
“We have also established a robust supply chain with U.S. manufacturing partners based on our proprietary GaN-on-Silicon technology. We believe this is more scalable than competing technologies that are based on exotic substrates. We look forward to continued growth by expanding into emerging GaN markets such as RADAR, and eventually commercial wireless infrastructure," he concluded.
Nitronex says its patented SIGANTIC GaN-on-Si process is the only production-qualified GaN process using an industry standard silicon substrate. This ensures a robust supply chain, which, combined with innovative new products, has positioned the company well for the significant growth expected in GaN markets in upcoming years.