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Industrial GaN FET technology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 March 2010

Hervé Blanck*
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
James R. Thorpe
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Reza Behtash
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Jörg Splettstößer
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Peter Brückner
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Sylvain Heckmann
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Helmut Jung
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Klaus Riepe
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Franck Bourgeois
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Michael Hosch
Affiliation:
Institute of Electron Devices and Circuits, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 45, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Dominik Köhn
Affiliation:
Institute of Electron Devices and Circuits, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 45, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Hermann Stieglauer
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors GmbH, Wilhelm-Runge-Strasse 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
Didier Floriot
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors SAS, Orsay, France.
Benoît Lambert
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors SAS, Orsay, France.
Laurent Favede
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors SAS, Orsay, France.
Zineb Ouarch
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors SAS, Orsay, France.
Marc Camiade
Affiliation:
United Monolithic Semiconductors SAS, Orsay, France.
*
Corresponding author: H. Blanck Email: herve.blanck@ums-ulm.de

Abstract

GaN technology has gained a lot of attention in Europe over the last few years for various domains including RF electronics. After a few years of active observation, United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS) has taken the decision to introduce a GaN technology family in its portfolio. Based on its extensive experience of III–V technology and the intensive support and collaboration with partners and European research institutes, UMS has developed the capability to produce state-of-the-art GaN devices and circuits. The present paper will summarize the current status achieved and illustrate it with a few representative examples. Aspects covering material, devices, and circuits will be addressed.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press and the European Microwave Association 2010

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