According to reports, NXP Semiconductors’s $100 million expansion of 5G mobile phone network transistors and RF power amplifier production lines at Chandler factory is now in operation.

The report point out that some 100 employees were hired to work on gallium nitride (GaN) fabrication, a more power-efficient alternative to silicon that produces 6-inch wafer size transistors and RF power amplifiers that can be installed into cellular towers to expand 5G networks.

In addition, there are another 250 employers work on GaN in manufacturing and research and development adjacent to the silicon fabrication facility in Chandler.