Gallium Semiconductor Opens European R&D Center in the Netherlands

Singapore firm will innovate next generation mobile communications solutions in the Dutch high tech ecosystem

Photos: courtesy Gallium Semiconductor – Martien Schouten,

The Singapore high tech company Gallium Semiconductor has officially opened its new European R&D center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. It has chosen to locate its innovation hub in the Dutch high tech ecosystem to connect with Dutch expertise and to be centrally located to serve European customers.

In the new Dutch office, Gallium Semiconductor will develop innovative technology to power next generation mobile communications. The company provides RF Gallium Nitride (GaN) solutions for 5G mobile communications and will carry out product development, device design, customer application engineering and production support from the Netherlands.

‘Nijmegen was an obvious choice for Gallium Semiconductor’s new European R&D center,’ said Mr Kin Tan, Gallium Semiconductor’s Chief Executive Officer. ‘The city of Nijmegen continues to invest in the knowledge economy and is an attractive location for high tech companies and its employees.’

‘We are very proud of our new activities here,’ said Mr Henk Thoonen, Gallium’s Vice President of Operations and Site Director in Nijmegen. ‘The center is designed to support the growth of our R&D team who will focus on the development of innovative products and technologies to power next generation mobile communications.’

The Netherlands’ high tech talent

The Netherlands and its high tech ecosystem is a fitting match for Gallium Semiconductor’s European engineers designing and developing RF semiconductor solutions to support 5G and beyond networks. Nijmegen is at the heart of Europe’s RF power technology and enables Gallium Semi to expand its team with world class talent.

Support from the Invest in Holland network

Gallium was supported in its location search and establishment in the Netherlands by the Invest in Holland network. Ben van den Broek, Project Manager International for the East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL), said: ‘Gallium Semi is a great addition to the vibrant semiconductor industry in the Netherlands. Their choice of Nijmegen as its European R&D center further elevates our region’s global attractiveness for its talented pool of professionals and proximity to customers.’

Sources: Gallium Semiconductor and OostNL

20 May 2022

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