NXP Opening New GaN Foundry in Arizona to Develop 5G Transistors & Power Amplifiers

NXP Semiconductors is opening a new RF Gallium Nitride (GaN) foundry in Chandler, Arizona, United States later this month. This state-of-the-art 150 mm (6-inch) wafer size fab is being developed to specifically manufacture 5G transistors and RF power amplifiers. NXP is using its high-volume manufacturing expertise and consistency to provide provides process optimization and streamlined innovation to support 5G deployment.

The opening ceremony for this 5G GaN Fab will take place on September 29, 2020. It will be streamed online as they celebrate with NXP executives, government officials, customers, industry experts and more. With their high-volume manufacturing expertise and consistency, the internal factory provides process optimization and streamlined innovation. This new Fab will be one of the most advanced RF factories to be built in the United States and will support the 5G communication infrastructure supply chain.

Opening Agenda

PST (GMT-7)Title
8:00 am

Welcome and Opening Keynote with Kurt Sievers, NXP CEO

8:05 amGaN Fab Keynote - Paul Hart, NXP EVP and GM for NXP Radio Power Business Line
8:10 am

City of Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke

8:15 amGaN Fab Ribbon Cutting
8:20 am

Government Officials Keynote - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, US Representative Greg Stanton, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona Senator Martha McSally

8:30 amFab Tour

GaN Technical Sessions

PST (GMT-7)Title
8:35 am

Innovation Keynote - Lars Reger, NXP SVP and Chief Technology Officer

8:40 am

Why GaN for 5G - Directors of Product Management, Suhail Agwani and Eric Westberg

8:44 amMic'd Up Moments with NXP RF Designers
8:46 amOptimizing GaN for RF - RF GaN Director, Monte Miller
8:49 am

Magic Moment with GaN

8:50 am

Linearizing in the Lab - RF Applications Manager, Justin Annes

8:55 am

Ask the Experts GaN Panel - Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts, Dan McNamara, Director of International Wireless Industry Consortium (IWPC), Tom Watson, NXP VP, Jim Norling, NXP VP, Pierre Piel, interviewed by NXP RF Marketing Manager, Gavin Smith

9:05 am

Let's Talk IP - NXP Patent Attorneys, Sherry Schumm and Bruce Green

9:08 amNXP Total Quality - NXP RF Quality Director, Bob Sulski
9:12 am

Building a Fab - NXP GaN Fab Sr. Director, Geno Fallico

9:15 am

Closing - NXP RF Marketing Manager, Gavin Smith

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