Belgium GaN Foundry = BelGaN
BelGaN was once a manufacturing facility for a famous IDM and its products were focused in automotive, industrial and medical applications!
Now our vision is to become an automotive qualified leading GaN foundry in the world!
Serving our customers in broad consumer-, industrial- and automotive- markets with innovative, high-quality and competitive GaN semiconductor technologies and manufacturing capacity, to innovate their products towards higher energy efficiency, smaller size/weight, and better cost towards a future prosperous and carbon-neutral society.
Manufacturing Facility: Wafer fab with over 40,000 square feet of clean room space, located on a 10 acre campus.
Fab:6 & 8 inch.
Production: GaN Technology & 0.35 µm to 2 µm Low, Medium, and High Voltage Analog CMOS and BCD Technologies.
50 years ago ‘Si Valley’ embraced on a journey of constant innovation towards scaling of Silicon MOS circuits (Moore’s Law) to fuel the growing societal needs for data processing and storage, fueled by data-hypertrends as personal computers, mobile phones&tablets, and more recently IoT, AI, autonomous cars etc.
‘GaN-Valley’ points to a connected ecosystem along the value chain of GaN technologies, products and electrical systems, spanning research and innovation (such as top-notch universities & RTOs), IDMs, Fabless Companies (including a growing industry of GaN start-ups & scale-ups), GaN Foundries, multi-market customers, as well as various Government Innovation instances.
Whereas “Si Valley” is driven by data-hypertrends, in contrast “GaN Valley” is driven by ‘green energy’-hypertrends such as increasing electrification, sustainability and carbon-neutral, renewal energy sources (solar & wind), miniaturization (smaller/lighter) towards a green future at affordable cost. Key drivers are to make the supply and use of electrical energy more efficient (less energy waste), with higher power density (smaller/lighter) and overall cost reduction.
Many industries will benefit from this, e.g. in electric mobility (eCars), server-farms, 5-6G power stations, mobile chargers, LED drivers, LIDAR sensor, high quality audio, and various electric motors (home appliances, ebikes, robotics, drones etc.), leading to smaller, lighter, lower cost and especially also more energy-efficient electronic systems leading to a green world with affordable energy.
It is our Mission that BelGaN, as a GaN foundry in Europe, will be at the heart to enable and service this rapidly expanding GaN-ecosystem in Europe and beyond with innovative and high-quality GaN semiconductor technologies and competitive manufacturing infrastructure.
BelGaN will develop and bring-to-market an extensive roadmap of GaN technologies, driven by our customers’ needs and our core strengths and vision. Current plans include both emode and dmode HEMT GaN-on-Si for a variety of voltage- and power- ranges, and monolithic GaN_IC technologies, serving various applications & markets, qualified towards consumer-, industrial- and automotive- quality levels.
BelGaN will also develop active partnerships with top-notch RTOs & universities, a network of start-up’s, supply-chain partners, lead customers and Government instances, to service a broad ‘GaN-Valley’ ecosystem and to inject a sustained flow of innovation into our roadmaps.
A journey of constant innovation towards increasing power-efficiency of electrical systems fueling hypertrends towards a prosperous, sustainable and carbon-neutral society, such as car electrification, highly efficient and miniaturized chargers for mobile applications, small and power-efficient electric motors (home appliances, robotics, drones, etc.), ultra server-farms, electric Vehicles, 5-6G power stations etc.