Semiconductor darling GaN Systems has been the talk of the tech town. In early March Germany’s Infineon purchased it for $830-Million. Although this was one of the largest exits in the history of the Canadian semiconductor sector, its journey was anything but traditional. In fact, the cleantech company didn’t technically start in a lab at all, but in the garage of one of its founders, the late engineer John Roberts.
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