The 100 mm Gallium Nitride (GaN) on-diamond wafer, uses Element Six's synthetic diamond to enable high performance semiconductor technology, allowing manufacturers to produce smaller, faster and higher power electronic devices. (PRNewsFoto/Element Six)
The 100 mm Gallium Nitride (GaN) on-diamond wafer, uses Element Six's synthetic diamond to enable high performance semiconductor technology, allowing manufacturers to produce smaller, faster and higher power electronic devices. (PRNewsFoto/Element Six)

The acquisition will expand Element Six's semiconductor portfolio for defence and commercial applications, the company said.

Group4 makes gallium nitride (GaN) on-diamond semiconductor technology for RF and high-power devices and developed the first commercially available composite semiconductor wafer that includes GaN and diamond. It is designed for manufacturers of transistor-based circuits with high power, temperature and frequency characteristics and enables rapid, efficient and cost-effective heat extraction.

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