AIXTRON launches G10-GaN for Power Electronics market
The new solution provides best-in-class performance in a compact cluster for high-volume manufacturing of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based power and RF devices.
Herzogenrath, September 6, 2023 – AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA, ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), the leading supplier of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, launches a new cluster solution for GaN based power and radio frequency (RF) devices. The G10-GaN and all its new innovative features are currently being presented at the SEMICON Taiwan (September 6-8, 2023) in Taipei. The new platform offers best-in-class performance, an all-new compact design, and overall lowest cost per wafer.
“We are proud that our new G10-GaN platform has already been qualified for volume production of GaN Power devices by a leading US device manufacturer. The new platform delivers twice the productivity per cleanroom area than our previous product while enabling a new level of material uniformities, unlocking new levers of competitiveness for our customers,” says Dr. Felix Grawert, CEO and President of AIXTRON SE. And he further explains the importance of GaN-based technologies: “We are living in very exciting times, as GaN power devices are set to play a decisive role in reducing global CO2 emissions by offering a much more efficient power conversion than conventional silicon (Si), reducing losses by a factor of two to three. We expect this market to grow continually by the end of the decade and beyond. Today, GaN has already replaced silicon for fast chargers used in mobile devices, and we see an increasing demand for data centers or solar applications.”
AIXTRON has been pioneering GaN on Si process and hardware development for more than 20 years. The company’s AIX G5+ C planetary reactor was the first fully automated GaN MOCVD system thanks to In-Situ Cleaning and Cassette-to-Cassette automation – and has been established today as the tool of record for the GaN power industry. The all-new G10-GaN cluster solution builds on the same fundamentals while extending each single performance metric.
Packed in a new, compact layout to take advantage of the smallest cleanroom space, the platform comes with novel reactor inlets, improving material uniformity by a factor of two for optimum device yields. On-board sensors are complemented by a new software suite and fingerprint solutions to ensure the system consistently delivers the same performance run after run, between maintenance for all process modules – extending the equipment uptime by more than 5 percent compared to the previous generation.
The cluster can be equipped with up to three process modules, delivering a record capacity of 15x200 mm wafers thanks to Planetary batch reactor technology – enabling a 25 percent cost reduction per wafer compared to previous products.
AIXTRON launches G10-GaN for Power Electronics market
The new G10-GaN provides best-in-class performance in a compact cluster for high-volume manufacturing of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based power and RF devices.
AIXTRON's new G10-GaN
AIXTRON SE is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Herzogenrath (near Aachen), Germany, with subsidiaries and sales offices in Asia, United States and in Europe. AIXTRON´s technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and optoelectronic applications based on compound or organic semiconductor materials. Such components are used in a broad range of innovative applications, technologies and industries. These include Laser and LED applications, display technologies, data transmission, SiC and GaN power management and conversion, communication, signaling and lighting as well as a range of other leading-edge applications.
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