Innovation on RFSOI Antenna Tuner CanaanTek and INCIZE Belgium enter into strategic partnership

Recently CanaanTek and Incize reached an in-depth strategic cooperatin on characterization of RFSOI CMOS devices for advanced processes at the Einstein High-Tech Park in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

The two companies, which began their communication during last year’s pandemic, had signed a formal cooperation agreement on 13 July 2021 in Brussels, Belgium, in the presence of Michel Kempeneers, the Chief Operating Officer of International affairs, at Walloon Export and Investment Agency (AWEX).

This year, on August 18 2022, in review of this collaboration, both parties have gone through device design, simulation and characterization, bringing valuable resources and device research results to CanaanTek.

There fore, both parties have decided to further expand the collaboration.

Dr. Mostafa Emam, CEO of Incize, said “ Incize is a Belgian company known for innovative device characterization, thanks to it industry-leading modelling, design and testing team of experts and state-of-the-art testing equipment. Advocating for the revitalization of the European semiconductor ecosystem, Incize strongly believes that, in order for RF front-end companies to design better RF chips, it is critical to innovate and upgrade the components on the underlying process line. Therefore, Incize is willing to collaborate deeply with innovative design companies like CannanTek.”

Yifei Yang, responsible for business development in Asia Pacific at Incize said: ” In the last few years, CanaanTek has a significant increase in sales and business. In 2021, Dr. Ni and Dr. Xu representing CanaanTek, overcame the difficulties of the pandemic and came to Belgium to set up the European CanaanTek in person, providing a valuable example for Incize’s business development.”

Dr. Morin Dehan, a seasoned RFSOI device expert who started his technical journey in the UCLouvain twenty years ago, said: “A high voltagle RFSOI tuner which fits into an ultra-small package size is a challenge only attempted by a few companies worldwide. We beliee that in addition to innovation in circuitry, layout and package design, innovation in RFSOI CMOS transistor level is critical.” Morin who joined CanaanTek last year as the European site Director continued: ” The location of the Europe CanaanTek in the French-speaking part of Belgium is in line with the Waloon State Government’s high-tech policy for sustainable innovation. In addition to UCLouvain, Belgium is home of the world-class IMEC research center and also several universities known for their research in IC design and RF technologies, such as the Dutch-speaking KULeuven and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. This local ecosystem will help us to find the right partners and talents to support our R&D ambitions”.Full article