Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center (JSC ZNTC), a resident of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Technopolis Moscow, will launch Russia’s first experimental line for the production of transistor crystals based on gallium nitride. These radio-electronic components are used in the production of powerful power supplies, 5G communication system modules, equipment for servers and data centers, wireless charging stations for electric vehicles, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations. Vladimir Efimov.
“ZNTC, located at the MIET site of the Moscow Special Economic Zone, has completed the next stage of preparing the infrastructure for the production of transistor crystals based on gallium nitride – the construction and commissioning of a site for experimental production. The company invested about 1 billion rubles in the project. This is the first such production in Russia,” said Vladimir Efimov.
Gallium nitride is one of the most popular and promising materials in modern electronics. The development of technologies based on this semiconductor is of strategic importance for industries such as telecommunications, automotive, industrial automation and energy.
“According to the forecasts of leading industry analysts, the average annual growth rate of the global market for power electronics based on gallium nitride in the next two years will be 85%. Important advantages of transistors based on this semiconductor are speed in comparison with products created using other technologies – Mosfet and IGBT, as well as the ability to work at high voltage and high reliability. ZNTC plans to start small-scale production of microelectronics based on gallium nitride using basic technologies in 2023,” said the head of the Investment and Industrial Policy Department Vladislav Ovchinsky.
“Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center” specializes in the development and production of ECB sensors and sensors for industrial automation systems, energy, oil and gas industry, intelligent control systems.
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“Currently, the Zelenograd Nanocenter, together with technological and industrial partners, is working on the creation of a technology for the production of an electronic component base based on gallium nitride, completely localized in Russia. A significant advantage for the company is the ability to minimize investment costs through the use of the infrastructure formed in the SEZ “Technopolis” Moscow “”, – said the General Director of the ZNTC Anatoly Kovalev.
General Director of the SEZ “Technopolis “Moscow”” Gennady Degtev noted that at the moment more than 30 residents are included in the microelectronics cluster of the capital’s special economic zone.