Navitas Semiconductor has confirmed continued supply of leading-edge gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs. On July 3rd, 2023, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced it would put in place certain restrictions on the exporting of gallium and germanium, among other materials, starting in August. Navitas’ wafer technology is ‘GaN-on-Si’. The wafer subcontract manufacturer has verified that their production remains unaffected by the export restrictions, given multiple sources of gallium world-wide.
As a result, Navitas does not expect customer deliveries to be impacted or its business to be adversely affected by the export restrictions.
Significant sources of gallium are available worldwide, as it is a natural by-product in the production of other metals such as aluminum. Navitas does not use germanium in any product.
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