Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Infineon Acquires GaN Systems for $830M, Bolstering Position in Power Semiconductor Market

Strategic Move Amplifies Infineon's GaN Expertise, Accelerating Energy-Efficient Solutions and Decarbonization Efforts

Infineon Technologies has successfully acquired GaN Systems, a Canadian company, for $830 million. This acquisition positions Infineon as a significant supplier of gallium nitride (GaN) power devices across various sectors, including consumer, industrial, and automotive applications. With the deal, Infineon inherits a wide array of GaN-based power conversion devices, designs, and advanced application expertise. GaN Systems, located in Ottawa, has integrated with Infineon, which already had its CoolGaN range. Jochen Hanebeck, Infineon's CEO, emphasized that GaN technology promotes energy efficiency and contributes to decarbonization efforts. Following this acquisition, Infineon boasts 450 GaN experts and access to over 350 GaN patent families, solidifying its leadership in the power semiconductor domain. The collaboration of both companies' intellectual properties, application insights, and customer projects optimally positions Infineon for future growth. 

Notably, GaN Systems has a unique island-based device structure that enhances power design performance, utilized by companies like QPT for fast switching speeds of up to 20MHz. This acquisition comes after Infineon's 2020 purchase of Cypress Semiconductor.

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