GaN-on-SiC Wafer Specialist, SweGaN Reports 300% Growth in 2019

SweGaN AB, a manufacturer of custom-made GaN-on-SiC epitaxial wafers based on a unique epitaxial growth technology for RF, power components and devices, has announced strong results for 2019 with 300% year-on-year growth from 2018.

2019 was an outstanding year for SweGaN with a doubling of commercial orders and collaboration in multiple prestigious EU projects. The technology was highlighted in the largest Swedish technical magazine Ny Teknik, which selected SweGaN as one of the most promising and innovative young companies. A featured article in Applied Physics Letters, Volume 115, Issue 22, ‘Transmorphic Epitaxial Growth of AlN Nucleation Layers on SiC Substrates for High-Breakdown Thin GaN Transistors’, showed the material´s unique very high electrical breakdown voltage making it ideal for power devices.

In 2020, SweGaN will continue focusing on ground-breaking product development, building its manufacturing capabilities and further energizing its global network of customers and strategic partners. In addition, SweGaN has further strengthened its board of directors with the introduction of new members Agneta Franksson and Richard Weil at its annual meeting on February 12th:

  • Agneta Franksson has an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. She has extensive experience from several CEO positions and over 25 years’ experience within R&D and business development and sales focus. Since 2006, she has run her own management consulting company and has served on several boards of directors during the last 14 years.
  • Richard is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mount Wilson Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in hard science companies rooted in biology, chemistry, materials science, and data science. He is an experienced finance and operating professional with a background in start-up growth, financing and restructuring; banking; and, management consulting.

SweGaN manufactures high quality, custom-made materials and epitaxial wafers based on a unique epitaxial growth technology. The customers are world-leading manufacturers of RF components and devices for satellite, communications and defense organizations as well as world-leading manufacturers of power electronics used in electric vehicles, solar inverters and more. The ground-breaking performance of SweGaN QuanFINE® technology and quality materials enables its customers to quickly adapt to the evolving challenges of next-generation high power, high-frequency devices to create future-oriented solutions.

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