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Research for GaN technologies, devices and applications

The highly ambitious ECSEL project UltimateGaN consisted of 26 partners from 9 European countries that achieved significant improvement in digitising the European industry by means of GaN Electronic Components and Systems. The project spanned basic research to applications.

UltimateGaN was designed to provide solutions for some of the major societal challenges in the fields of digitalisation, energy efficiency and mobility of the future. The early availability of affordable, reliable GaN semiconductors will heavily impact:

  1. Digitalisation in Europe and worldwide through opportunities created by ultra-high speed 5G communication that are directly depending on the affordable excellent performance of GaN devices to enable a broad variety of applications.
  2. Efficient usage of energy by providing high performance GaN components for efficient energy usage in data centers and power converters in applications like telecommunication and photovoltaic.
  3. Future mobility scenarios enabling electrification of vehicles by innovative battery charging concepts realized with GaN. Novel driving scenarios with emphasizing the steps necessary to reach the next level in autonomous driving through ultra-fast switching sensor applications (LIDAR, RADAR) with GaN based sensor systems.


Project name




RISE role in project

Country coordinator

Project start


42 Months

Total budget

48 M€


EU, Vinnova

Project website

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
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