Innoscience Technology (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd. (“Innoscience”) recently held a ceremony to celebrate the introduction of the lithography scanner for manufacturing Innoscience’s 8-inch Gallium Nitride on Silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers for power switching applications. In 2021, Innoscience introduced the lithography scanner from ASML. Thanks to the excellent imaging performance and unique dual-stage TWINSCAN architecture of ASML’s lithography scanner, the productivity and line yield of Innoscience GaN-on-Si power devices are improved. During the ceremony, Shen Bo, ASML Vice President and China Country General Manager, was awarded the "Best Strategic Partner" by Innoscience on behalf of ASML.
The “third-generation semiconductors”, such as Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC), have been in the spotlight of the global semiconductor industry in recent years, characterized by their smaller size, higher switching frequencies capabilities, higher efficient energy management with higher power densities than what is possible with traditional Silicon material. Such new materials can fulfill the global strategic needs such as energy-saving, emission reduction, smart manufacturing, etc. GaN is one of the key "third-generation semiconductor" materials, which has broad market prospects and can penetrate a wide range of applications covering consumers, industrials and automotive. As the world's leading 8-inch GaN-on-Si Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM), Innoscience is committed to promoting innovation and revolution of the third-generation semiconductor manufacturing technology.
“We introduced ASML's lithography scanner in the second quarter of this year, which has enhanced our lithography process window, line yield, productivity, and cost-efficiency. After the scanner move-in, ASML's customer service team and our engineers efficiently overcame the technical challenges through on-site verification and iteration to successfully achieve trial production within only three months, and eventually entered the formal mass production stage in October. By working with ASML, the world’s leading supplier in the semiconductor industry, Innoscience’s production process has been streamlined and accelerated to support the booming GaN semiconductor industry,” said Jay Son, CEO of Innoscience.
This is also the first time ASML's lithography system has made a breakthrough into the global mass production of 8-inch GaN-on-Si power semiconductor wafers. To better support Innoscience, ASML has been upgrading the lithography scanner according to Innoscience’s manufacturing requirements. The successful introduction of the ASML lithography scanner will continue to facilitate the mass production of Innoscience's GaN-on-Si power semiconductor devices and contribute to its long-term development.
"We are proud to be a partner of Innoscience and honored to receive such an award. The booming growth of Innoscience reflects the development and long-term potential of the third-generation semiconductor industry," said Shen Bo, "ASML has assiduously supported and served customers with our leading lithography technology to drive the innovation in the semiconductor industry. We will continue to provide advanced technology and excellent services to support the long-term development of Innoscience.”
Ron Kool, Executive Vice President of DUV Business Line said, “We are proud to see the superior performance of ASML TWINSCAN lithography is verified for the first time in the field of 8-inch GaN-on-Si power semiconductor wafers. We are fully confident to support Innoscience's continued growth in the future."