Innoscience focuses on making the global energy ecosystem greener and more sustainable through the use of high-performance, low-cost gallium-nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) power solutions. The company has opened a new R&D center in Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Jan onsk, who recently joined Innoscience as Vice President of R&D, is in charge of the new GaN power device R&D activity in Belgium. Dr. Jan onsk will lead the development of next-generation technologies at Innoscience’s headquarters, working closely with the company’s R&D team.
Dr. Šonský received his Doctor’s Degree from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and has 20 years of experience in R&D in the semiconductor industry. Previously he has contributed and driven both GaN and Silicon technology developments for mobile and automotive applications for another leading semiconductor company, achieving technological breakthroughs. Dr. Šonský is widely respected across the industry. He served as General Chair of the ISPSD conference and, as proof of his achievements, was elected to the ISPSD Hall of Fame in 2021.
Innoscience’s new R&D activity is situated in Leuven, nearby IMEC, a highly recognized center of excellence for advanced semiconductor technology, and KU Leuven, well known for its activities in power electronics. Thus the new R&D team of Innoscience becomes the latest addition to the so-called ‘GaN Valley’ of Belgium.
The company aims to attract the best talent to execute its ambitious technology roadmap and become the undisputed leader in GaN power solutions. The newly established R&D center in Europe will play an essential role in improving Innoscience’s core GaN device technology and products in terms of performance and reliability, helping the company remain at the forefront of future GaN-based technology innovation.
Dr. Denis Marcon, General Manager of Innoscience Europe, said: “We welcome Jan to Innoscience, and we are looking forward to benefitting from the work he and his team will do. Our devices are already delivering excellent performance at both low voltages and high voltage ratings. We expect the new R&D center to deliver even better performance, smaller size, and ultra-reliability.”
“Innoscience is 100% committed to gallium nitride” added Dr. Šonský. “I see a wonderful opportunity to drive our next-generation technology, enabling power electronics designers globally and across different markets to enjoy the high performance that InnoGaN brings, and revolutionize power applications as a result.”
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