AIXTRON SE enables the semiconductor foundry BelGaN to expand its business into the growing GaN marketand to accelerate GaN technology innovation. For this important strategic step, BelGaN relies on AIXTRON’s new G10-GaN, which offers best-in-class performance, an all-new compact design, and overall lowest cost per wafer.
Starting with an 8x150mm configuration, the system will be delivered to the BelGaN production site in Oudenaarde (Belgium) before the end of 2023 and will in the future migrate to 5x200mm.
BelGaN, a leading GaN (Gallium Nitride) automotive-qualified semiconductor open foundry in Europe, recently announced the production start of its first generation 650V eGaN technology. The Gen1 platform is designed for the requirements of energy-efficient applications for sustainability and carbon neutrality.
The G10-GaN will be used to further extend the range of power chips with voltage ratings from 40V to 1200V, using GaN-on-Si, GaN on SOI, and novel GaN-on-engineered substrates. It will be applied both on lateral as well as vertical power-GaN products, with a focus on high performance, automotive quality and reliability, high yield, and low costs.
“GaN-epitaxy using MOCVD is a most critical process in any power-GaN technology, both to innovate device architectures, boost performance, yield, and quality, and to cut down the cost of GaN products. This drives a paradigm shift in power electronics, opening up fast-growing markets in e-mobility, datacom, energy conversion, etc., on a road to an electrified, carbon-neutral society.
We have been impressed by the high levels of productivity, uniformity, and low cost of ownership of AIXTRON’s new G10 platform. We highly value AIXTRON’s technological advance, leadership, and continuous innovation. The proximity of AIXTRON, in the midst of the GaN ValleyTM ecosystem, and the collaboration with its team is essential for us to rapidly achieve our innovation and production objectives,” says Dr Marnix Tack, CTO and Vice President Business Development of BelGaN.
“We are very proud that BelGaN chose AIXTRON and our latest innovative powerhouse, the G10-GaN, for the important strategic milestone to add GaN epitaxy to its existing GaN processing line in Oudenaarde (Belgium). Currently, GaN power devices are rapidly adopted in a wide range of applications, and many customers are adding GaN capabilities to their silicon lines. We are excited that technology made by AIXTRON is facilitating this important transition,” says Dr. Felix Grawert, CEO and President of AIXTRON SE.
The all-new G10-GaN cluster solution builds on the fundamentals of AIXTRON’s current tool of record, the G5+ C, while extending each single performance metric:the new platform delivers twice the productivity per cleanroom area while enabling a new level of material uniformities, unlocking new levers of competitiveness for AIXTRON’s customers.
They benefit from more than 25% lowest cost of ownership than with any other equipment on the market today. The G10-GaN also guarantees the highest throughput per m2/cleanroom, and with its full automation end-to-end, it is the only MOCVD system fully designed for silicon fabs.
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Resonac Holdings Corporation decided at its Board of Directors meeting on changes in corporate management (directors and audit & supervisory board members) as given below.
Kohei Morikawa (Representative Director; Chairman of the Board) will resign as Representative Director, and will be elected as Chairman of the Board at the Board of Directors meeting which is to be held after the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024.
Keiichi Kamiguchi (Board Director; Managing Corporate Officer; Chief Risk Management Officer (CRO)) will resign as Board Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024. Kiyoshi Nishioka (Outside Board Director) will resign as Outside Board Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024.
Meanwhile, Nori Imai (Corporate Officer; Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)) will be elected as Board Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024. Kenji Yasukawa (Representative Director; Chairman of the Board, Astellas Pharma Inc.) will be elected as Outside Board Director of REH at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024.
Jun Tanaka (Audit & Supervisory Board Member) will resign as Audit & Supervisory Board Member at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024. Kiyomi Saito (Outside Member of Audit & Supervisory Board) will resign as Outside Member of Audit & Supervisory Board at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024.
Meanwhile, Mitsuo Katayose (Corporate Officer, Resonac Holdings Corporation; General Manager, High Performance Materials Business Headquarters, and General Manager, Life Science Business Headquarters, Resonac Corporation) will be elected as Audit & Supervisory Board Member, REH at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024.
Kiyoko Toda (former Vice President and Head of International Regulatory Compliance, Japan Branch, American Express International, Inc.) will be elected as Outside Member of Audit & Supervisory Board, REH at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March 2024.
As of late March 2024, the Board of Directors will consist of Kohei Morikawa (Board Director; Chairman of the Board); Hidehito Takahashi (Representative Director; President and CEO); Hideki Somemiya (Board Director; Managing Corporate Officer; CFO); Tomomitsu Maoka (Board Director; Managing Corporate Officer; CSO/CRO); Nori Imai (Board Director; Managing Corporate Officer; CHRO); Kozo Isshiki, Noriko Morikawa, Tetsuo Tsuneishi, and Kenji Yasukawa (Outside Board Directors).
In addition, Toshiharu Kato will continue serving as Audit & Supervisory Board Member, while Mitsuo Katayose will serve as a newly elected Audit & Supervisory Board Member. Masako Yajima and Yasuyuki Miyasaka will continue serving as Outside Members of the Audit & Supervisory Board, while Kiyoko Toda will serve as a newly elected Outside Member of Audit & Supervisory Board.
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Analog Devices, Inc. announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023, which ended October 28, 2023.
- Fourth quarter revenue of $2.7 billion with continued double-digit year-over-year growth in Automotive
- Fiscal 2023 revenue of $12.3 billion driven by new records in Industrial & Automotive
- Fiscal 2023 operating cash flow of $4.8 billion and free cash flow of $3.6 billion
- Returned more than $4.6 billion to shareholders in fiscal 2023, including $3.0 billion of share repurchases and $1.7 billion of dividends
“For the fourth quarter, ADI delivered revenue and profitability above the midpoint of our outlook, despite the difficult macroeconomic environment. For the year, 2023 was our third consecutive year of record revenue, led by the strength of our Industrial and Automotive businesses,” said Vincent Roche, CEO and Chair.
“As outlined last quarter, we expect customer inventory digestion to persist into the first half of the year, a reflection of our return to normal lead times and the challenging macro landscape. Despite that backdrop, the robustness of our business model and our continued focus on execution excellence will buttress our operating margins and free cash flow through the cycle.”
Roche continued, “Long-term, the opportunities ahead for ADI remain strongly positive. Our product portfolio is designed to take advantage of numerous secular trends, our opportunity pipeline is robust and expanding, and our commitment to strategic investment in innovation, customer engagement, and supply resiliency remains undeterred. Altogether, I am extremely confident in our ability to leverage these strengths to drive shareholder value for years to come.”
Original – Analog Devices