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Decades of GaN manufacturing experience

Management team

Dr. Marianne Germain, CEO, Dr. Joff Derluyn, CTO, and Dr. Stefan Degroote, COO, incorporated EpiGaN in 2010, as a spin-off of imec.

Marianne Germain, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder

Marianne co-founded EpiGaN in 2010 and currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Under her leadership, EpiGaN has grown its revenue at a 50% CAGR in 3 years and the company grew from 3 to 10 people. Marianne is an experienced leader in compound semiconductors with a strong interest in delivering high-quality products and building strong customer relationships. 
Prior to EpiGaN, she worked at imec and was responsible for the GaN program for almost 10 years. Marianne holds an MSc. degree in microelectronics and a Ph.D. from the University of Liege.

 

Stefan Degroote, PhD
COO and Co-Founder

Stefan co-founded EpiGaN in 2010 and currently serves as our Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations, has set up the whole cleanroom infrastructure and is driving our expansion activities.  
Prior to EpiGaN, he worked at imec and was responsible for the III-V epitaxy, based on both MOCVD and MBE, for more than 10 years. Stefan holds an MSc. degree in physics and a Ph.D. from the University of Leuven.

 

Joff Derluyn, PhD
CTO and Co-Founder

Joff co-founded EpiGaN in 2010 and currently serves as our Chief Technology Officer. He is driving our R&D activities and is defining the long-term roadmap. Joff is a compound semiconductor process and device expert. 
Prior to EpiGaN, he worked at imec and was responsible for the III-nitride device characterization and processing. Joff holds an MSc. degree in microelectronics and a Ph.D. from the University of Gent.

 

Markus Behet, PhD
Chief Marketing Officer

Markus joined EpiGaN on Feb 1, 2015 and will serve as our Chief Marketing Officer. In this newly created role he will lead the company’s global commercial and marketing activities. Prior to EpiGaN he held key marketing and business development roles in compound semiconductor divisions at Dow Corning, Triquint Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, Siemens and imec. Markus holds a PhD in semiconductor physics and electrical engineering from Aachen Technical University, Germany.

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