Nanogan sold to IQE

ICON has advised NanoGaN, a semiconductor technology spin-out from the University of Bath, on its sale to IQE Plc, the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry.

NanoGaN has established a range of unique processes and key intellectual property relating to the production of Gallium Nitride (GaN) materials and devices. This includes its proprietary Nanocolumn Technology for producing high quality, free-standing Gallium Nitride substrates, which are critical for manufacturing high quality blue and green semiconductor lasers (as used in high definition optical storage including Blue Ray products) and ultra high brightness LEDs for Solid State Lighting (SSL).