Delta, Rohm fund Taiwanese GaN startup

Delta, Rohm fund Taiwanese GaN startup

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By Peter Clarke

Gallium-nitride focused startup Ancora Semiconductor Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan) has raised NT$456 million (about €14.6 million) in a first round of funding.

The company has been incubated within Delta Electronics Inc. before being formally founded in 2022. The Ancora product line includes GaN discrete components as well as System in Package (SiP) and System on Chip (SoC) implementations.

Investors in the company include Rohm Co. Ltd., Sino-American Silicon (SAS), uPI Semiconductors (uPI), and Delta Electronics Inc. (Delta).

“GaN is the future of power electronics with benefits of faster switching frequencies, higher efficiency, and lower energy consumption. The ecosystem of GaN technology is evolving rapidly as applications are continuously emerging. We are thrilled to have ROHM, SAS and uPI as our strategic partners and investors. We are also grateful for the commitment by our parent company Delta, a leader in power and thermal management technologies and global provider of smart energy-saving solutions,” said T.K. Shing, president of Ancora Semiconductors. He added, “This powerful alliance will enable us to establish an ecosystem with strong partners in substrate materials, IC design, applications and system solutions, to expedite the adoption of GaN technology that promises unprecedented performance value.”

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