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IQE to collaborate with VisIC on GaN for EVs


Partnership to develop next-generation D-Mode GaN power devices

IQE plc has announced a strategic collaboration with GaN company VisIC to develop high reliability GaN D-Mode (D-Mode GaN) power products for use in EV inverters.

200mm D-Mode GaN power epiwafers will be developed at IQE's UK facilities, using IQE's well-established expertise in GaN technology.

Americo Lemos, CEO of IQE, commented: "We are pleased to announce this collaboration with VisIC Technologies to develop GaN power technologies for use in electric vehicles. Our combined expertise in the field makes this an ideal partnership. This is another sign of the progress we are making in our diversification strategy, as we look to capture the significant growth opportunities in the GaN automotive power market, which is vital in supporting the transition to electric vehicles."

Tamara Baksht, CEO and co-founder of VisIC Technologies, added: “We believe that teaming up with IQE is a pivotal step towards reshaping the EV industry. Their track record of delivery in the sector and technological leadership means they are ideally placed for us to collaborate with to develop next-generation technology to power the electric vehicle revolution."

She added: "Our D-Mode D3GAN technology has the potential to transform electric vehicles, making them more efficient, reliable, and sustainable. Together, we are poised to create a brighter and greener future for transportation. The co-operation brings higher availability of ground-breaking technology for GaN-on-Silicon and paves the way for a resilient supply chain to serve the automotive industry.”

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