GaAs Industry in Europe – Technologies, Trends and New Developments

Wolfgang Bösch CTO Filtronic IP, Shipley UK,

Semiconductors, RF, Europe, Foundry, GaAs Industry


Driven by the wireless handset market the GaAs industry has seen an immense growth in recent years. The wireless markets will continue to grow. In addition an emerging mmW market with applications in automotive, defense and optoelectronics will further drive the demand for GaAs components. The two biggest European GaAs foundries, Filtronic and UMS, are very well positioned to address globally the high volume low cost and the higher margin and more specialized niche markets. An overview of the process and design capabilities and new product developments of both companies is provided.

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