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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…

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GaN Systems Signs Distribution and Support Agreement with Eastronics

Company expands sales and support to Israeli customers OTTAWA, Ontario, February 17, 2016 – GaN Systems, the leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, announces it has entered into an agreement with Eastronics, the largest distributor of high technology products in Israel. With this agreement, GaN Systems further extends its global product sales coverage and…

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HELLA, GaN Systems and Kettering University Deliver Industry-Leading Electric Vehicle Charger

Unprecedented 2.6 kW/l, >97% efficient, ultra-compact, lighter EV charger made with GaN transistors OTTAWA, Ontario – Automotive electronics specialist HELLA, in collaboration with GaN Systems, the leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, and charging technology researchers at Kettering University’s Advanced Power Electronics Lab, have developed a Level-2 electric vehicle (EV) charger prototype with efficiencies…

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Richardson RFPD Announces Agreement with GaN Systems

Agreement aligns expansion efforts in gallium nitride adoption for power-conversion applications May, 2016 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced an agreement with GaN Systems Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Richardson RFPD will sell GaN Systems’ GaN on Si power devices on a global basis, excluding Israel. GaN Systems manufactures a range…

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Imperial College London Wins GaN Systems Geoff Haynes Future Power Challenge

GaN Systems teams with the UK EPSRC Power Electronics Centre to accelerate the use of high speed GaN transistors in future power conversion or control applications Nottingham, England – At a ceremony held at the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference 2016 in Nottingham, England, a post-graduate team from Imperial College London received the…

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Integration or Optimization…Which Comes First?

At APEC 2016 it became abundantly clear to the industry that GaN transistors are here, they’re now, and they’re proliferating. GaN Systems, EPC, Transphorm, Panasonic, Infineon, Texas Instruments, and other manufacturers and developers all displayed GaN products in varying readiness, from existing only on PowerPoint slides to actual customer production units. It’s been fascinating to watch…

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Google Little Box Challenge Showcases GaN Power Element

EDN describes how GaN is outperforming silicon in power management applications. This article describes how GaN transistors enabled CE+T’s Red Electrical Devils team to design the tour de force inverter that won Google’s Little Box Challenge. Their inverter produced a power density of 143 W/cubic inch in 14 cubic inches, outperforming the Little Box Challenge…

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Level 2 Onboard Charger with GaN Semiconductors Achieves Record Efficiency

Charging levels are headed higher, and greater efficiency could make it easier to top up tomorrow’s bigger batteries without straining the grid. Researchers at the Advanced Power Electronics Lab at Kettering University, in partnership with auto electronics giant HELLA, now report that they have built a Level 2 onboard charger with an efficiency of 97%,…