Management | Board of Directors | History | Jobs
Felix Ejeckam and later Dan Francis, Dubravko Babić, and John Wasserbauer founded Group4 Labs just outside Stanford in mid 2003 with perhaps the naïve intent of doing some good in the world with their little knowledge-lot in life. That story is still being written.
Broadly, we aim to bring to commercial practice, innovative and unusual basic materials science ideas that can dramatically impact the way we live our lives. We're continuously looking for unmet needs in the world where we can make a significant difference. Today, our primary technology platform is Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond – a novel material that we invented to dramatically improve energy efficiency in microelectronics, photonics, and nano-electronics.
We sell GaN-on-Diamond Wafer technologies to markets including, I) makers of RF Power Amplifier MMICs for Radar and defense electronics, II) makers of Power Switches and Diodes for Power Inverter/Converter Electronics, and III) makers of White Lighting fixtures using solid-state White LEDs.
The company has steadily grown in recent years – with funding from various strategic customers, and SBIR Phase-I/II/III government grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute, the Department of Applied Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Air Force Research Labs (AFRL), the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy, and NASA-JPL, and NASA-GSFC.
As of 2012, the company operates in a development and prototyping clean-room facility in Berkeley, CA. Wafers are mass-produced in Canandaigua, NY, and corporate headquarters are situated in Fremont, CA.
A few guiding principles shape our work everyday:
- we will cultivate an organization where exceptional professionalism is self-evident in all of our interactions with our customers, our partners, and our staff,
- we will enter markets where we feel we can make positive and meaningful contributions to the world,
- we will have fun every day that we operate as a business.
We firmly hope to make contributions to your life and business that will be meaningful and lasting.