EPC Space Grand Opening: A Celebration of Innovation and Exploration

EPC Space’s Grand Opening on October 26, 2023, brought together customers, suppliers, government officials, and space enthusiasts to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new facility in Andover, Massachusetts for world’s first dedicated facility for Radiation Hardened Gallium Nitride for Space applications.

During the opening ceremony, CEO of EPC Space, Bel Lazar, emphasized the importance of collaboration and innovation in pushing the boundaries of space exploration while thanking the many collaborators in attendance. Bel’s vision for the future of the company highlighted the possibilities that GaN presents to significantly outperform silicon-based devices and enable higher power densities, higher efficiencies, and more compact and lightweight circuitry for critical spaceborne missions.

Attending the ceremony to present EPC Space with the citations were Janice Phillips from Senator Barry Finegold’s office, and Tobin Abraham on behalf of representative Tram Nguyen.

The event also featured product showcases and a tour of the facility highlighting the latest radiation hardened power management solutions for critical spaceborne and other high reliability environments. These applications included the development of higher power density power supplies for satellites and space mission equipment, motor drives for robotics, instrumentation, and reaction wheels, lidar for autonomous navigation and docking, and deep space probes.

EPC Space’s Andover facility Grand Opening not only celebrated a milestone in the company’s history but also laid the foundation for the continued adoption of GaN in space.