While not many start-ups have the backing of industry giants such as Arm and SK Hynix behind them, the company has remained under the radar outside of its native China until last month when it announced that it had launched its international operations in the USA and Europe with design and sales support facilities in Santa Clara, California, and Leuven, Belgium.
Innoscience was founded at the end of 2015, and since then has worked through three phases of development that have included R&D, the building and commissioning of two fabs and the development and commercialisation of products. The 4th phase is the beginning of mass production of those products and launching internationally. While the majority of new companies go through similar stages, not many emerge onto the international scene with more than 1,400 employees, over 300 staff dedicated to R&D, two fully operational fabs and 500 plus patents, all of which focus exclusively on GaN technology. The company is one of the largest IDM that is fully focused on GaN technology.
In addition, its new 8” GaN-on-Si fab in Suzhou, China, will be capable of producing up to 70,000 wafers a month when it is fully operational in 2025.