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How to Design Power Electronics: HF Power Semiconductor Modeling Webcast

This webinar sponsored by Keysight Technologies and given by Dr. Ingmar Kallfass provides a new workflow for projects that include modeling and characterization of components and devices such as GaN transistors, electro-thermal co-simulation, and integration of GaN into power electronic circuits. Register to watch the webinar.

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The Wow! factor is alive and well

[Originally published in the Ottawa Business Journal] Kanata North’s pedigree, talent are driving semiconductor success Kanata North remains on the cutting edge when it comes to the next generation of semiconductor technologies. And why wouldn’t it be? That pedigree is rich and runs deep, all the way back to Bell Northern Research and the old…

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A Novel Power Inverter Design Using GaN Transistors Produces a Power Density of 61.2 W/in3

[Original article published by Power Systems Design Magazine is available here on page 23.] Details of Virginia Tech’s design that won 3rd place in Google’s Little Box Challenge By Xianan Zhao, Lanhua Zhang and Rachael Born Virginia Tech Summary In response to Google’s Little Box Challenge (LBC), our Virginia Tech team, the Future Energy Electronics…

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GaN Systems’ Founders Girvan Patterson and John Roberts Retire

OTTAWA, Ontario, August 26, 2016 – Ten years after launching a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor company, and leading the company to #1 in the world of GaN power transistors, the two Ottawa-based co-founders of GaN Systems, President Girvan Patterson and CTO John Roberts have announced their retirement. Having achieved their goal of building GaN Systems…

48V Mild Hybrid Systems

Market Needs and Technical Solutions Download Now > This presentation from AVL Engineering and Technology looks at the developing 48V mild hybrid market. The powertrains technological and regulatory drivers are reviewed as well as the challenges. This forward-looking analysis projects the market needs through 2020.

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GaN Systems Wins Coveted 2015 Global Semiconductor Award

Global Semiconductor Alliance award honors GaN Systems for its industry impact. OTTAWA, Ontario, December 14, 2015 – GaN Systems, the leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, has won the coveted Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) 2015 “Start-Up to Watch” award. The award was announced and presented in front of an audience of over 1,400 executives…

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AC vs DC Battery Storage Explained

This brief article published by Solar Choice explains the differences between AC and DC battery storage systems and presents their respective advantages and disadvantages. Read the article.  

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eGaN vs. Silicon

This Power Systems Design article authored by EPC’s Drs. Glaser and Reusch compares dead-time losses for eGaN FETs and silicon MOSFETs in synchronous rectifiers. The benefits of GaN over silicon are detailed. Read the article.

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Capacity and Market Trends for Energy Storage Systems

This brief article published by Green Energy Storage projects the total MW capacity for battery energy storage systems by application type. Market revenue projections are made by year through 2023. Read the article.   G-Philos’ 700W GaN-based ESS is 30% smaller, and consumes 25% less power than their silicon version  

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GaN Systems Announces 10X Production Increase at TSMC

OTTAWA, Ontario, December 1, 2015 – GaN Systems, the leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announces that its foundry, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TMSC), has expanded the high volume production of products based on GaN System’s proprietary Island Technology® by 10X in response to surging global demand from consumer and enterprise customers. GaN Systems…