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Trends Magazine Awards Trends Gazelle ‘Starter’ 2014 in Limburg to EpiGaN

EpiGaN nv, a leading provider of III-nitride epitaxial material solutions, was awarded the Trends Gazelle ‘Starter’ 2014 in the Province of Limburg by Trends Magazine. The annual award recognizes EpiGaN to have fostered positive momentum in revenue and employee growth in a three-year time span.

EpiGaN founder & CEO Mariane Germain

"EpiGaN has experienced positive revenue and cash flow since its inception in 2010," said Marianne Germain, Co-founder and CEO of EpiGaN. “We are honored by this award to be recognized by Trends Magazine for our stellar growth over the past few years. It is the dedication of our team that has enabled us to maintain consistent growth by shipping products to customers worldwide from our facility in Hasselt”. The company has now ten employees and is planning to grow the organization further in 2014 to support its manufacturing expansion.

EpiGaN has a strong technical foundation with leading-edge semiconductor material products. Its GaN-on-Si (Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon) epitaxial solutions are being used to create high voltage power and high frequency RF devices that in turn are being used to save energy in consumer electronics, industrial power supplies, AC drives, cellular base stations, cable TV infrastructure, etc.

The company has its cleanroom manufacturing facilities locally in Hasselt, Belgium, ideally located in the triangle Aachen, Eindhoven and Leuven. EpiGaN is one of the few Flemish companies that do not outsource manufacturing of high tech products, making it a valuable contributor to the local economy.

About EpiGaN
EpiGaN has been incorporated in 2010 by Dr. Marianne Germain, CEO, Dr. Joff Derluyn, CTO, and Dr. Stefan Degroote, COO, as a spin-off of imec. In 2011, they were joined in their venture by a strong consortium of investors, formed by Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Capricorn CleanTech Fund and LRM, enabling the installation of a new production facility. It focuses on providing world-leading III-nitride epitaxial material solutions for top performance devices. EpiGaN offers device manufacturers access to a unique, proven and powerful technology to be used in key market segments such as power supplies for consumables, AC drives, UPS systems, hybrid electric vehicles, solar inverters, smart grid, RF power for base stations, CATV infrastructure, etc. For more information visit

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