September 9, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are launching for applications in defense, wireless infrastructure, CATV, satellite and power electronics markets, according to the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) viewpoint, "Compound Semiconductor Industry Review June 2011: Microelectronics."
EPC, Cree, Nitronex, M/A-COM Tech, Fujitsu, Microsemi, Renesas Electronics, Toshiba and Integra Technologies have all announced new products recently. Product debuts at the International Microwave Symposium show that "GaN is really gaining a foothold in the compound semiconductor market," noted Eric Higham, director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service. Higham cites superior power handling and green/eco capabilities of GaN technology for the rash of product development.
This increased product development is taking GaN from its mature market in defense to new uses for commercial wireless infrastructure, CATV, satellite and power electronics markets, added Asif Anwar, director, Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice.
This viewpoint summarizes June 2011 financial, product, contract and employment developments from major GaAs and silicon suppliers, addressing a variety of commercial and military applications that use gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), Silicon carbide (SiC) and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technologies. The viewpoint captures product, technology, contract and financial announcements for companies such as RFMD, Skyworks Solutions, ANADIGICS, Agilent, Hittite Microwave, TriQuint Semiconductor, Avago, NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor. Strategy Analytics Inc. provides market intelligence in the areas of Automotive Electronics and Entertainment, Broadband Connected Home, Mobile & Wireless Intelligent Systems and Virtual Worlds. For more information, visit http://www.strategyanalytics.com/.