GaN Systems CEO Articles

How To Take Advantage Of A More Globally Distributed Approach to Innovation

This article by GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham was published in its entirety at Forbes.com on May 18, 2022.  In the past, the word ‘innovation’ has often meant a fancy building with a lavish buildout for a technology or ‘technology aspirational’ company in a major coastal urban center. With today’s global systems of talent, collaborators,…

GaN Systems Delivers on Mass Markets Customers Demand

This is an excerpt from the Power Electronics World interview with GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham, published February 2, 2022. For Jim Witham, chief executive of Canada-based GaN Systems, one of the biggest success stories of 2021 centred on electric vehicles. As the pandemic gathered momentum and global car sales plummeted, the electric vehicle market…

GaN Systems and Partners tackle the Net Zero Challenge

GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announced its growing ecosystem of partners collaborating to address the Net Zero Challenge to neutralize emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases by accelerating the global sustainability and cleantech revolution.  Efficient power generation, distribution and conversion are key factors in driving…

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Creating The Sustainable Electric Vehicle Revolution

This article by GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham was published in its entirety at Forbes.com on October 22, 2021.  Since the first mass-market electric vehicle (EV) was introduced a decade ago, the drumbeat has been loud and persistent around the social, business and environmental promise of the electrification of transportation. Yet, we’ve fallen short many times…

Supply Chain Lessons Learned From The Covid-19 Pandemic

Originally published on Forbes.com, this article by GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham addresses what the last 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic have shown us about how we think about the supply chain. Read it in full here.  There’s no doubt that the tumultuous events of the past 18 months led to the massive disruption…

New levels of resilience, inclusion, and environmental health emerge from today’s power revolution

This column by GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham originally appeared at VentureBeat, published on July 8, 2021. We are poised at the beginning of what may well be the most significant revolution in electric power since it was first used to light a few blocks of New York City 150 years ago. Global electricity demand…

Unique Challenges B2B Tech Companies Face In Moving From Early Adopters To The Mainstream

Published February 24, 2021, on Forbes, GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham writes on the widening chasm between early adopter and the mainstream, and how to bridge it.  Addressing the challenges that technology companies face in moving from early adopters to mainstream customers has been a topic of conversation among entrepreneurs since Geoffrey Moore wrote “Crossing…

Fierce Electronics: GaN Systems sees EVs making up 60% of GaN growth in coming years

Fierce Electronics published an interview February 15, 2021, with GaN Systems’ CEO Jim Witham. Read the full interview here.  Gallium nitride (GaN)-based power transistors make up a fraction of all power transistors used by industrial and auto customers today, but the technology is having a positive impact during a global chip shortage that has led…

A new way to test GaN reliability

Users need to know if the technology is reliable and does it work as it’s supposed to? By Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems Featured recently at Electronics Product & Technology, Jim Witham writes on the differences in testing GaN versus Silicon and a new approach to assessing reliability. Below is a preview of the…

Article: How GaN Is on the Fast Track for 2021

Jake Hertz interviews GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham for All About Circuits. Read the full piece here from December 19, 2020. 2020 ushered in a wave of GaN transistors in applications from automobiles to audio amplifiers. We talked with GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham to find out why he thinks 2021 could see even more…