GaN Systems Data Center Articles

Mobility’s Changing Relationship with Data Centers, Robotics, and Materials

Part of The Mobility (R)Evolution series By Jim Witham, CEO at GaN Systems, and Uwe Higgen, Managing Partner at BMW i Ventures This is the fourth and final article within the series. Click here to read part 1, “The Transformative Forces of Electrification and Autonomous Driving”.   As autonomous vehicles (AVs) become generators and users of unprecedented quantities of data, not…

Addressing the Dual Concerns of ‘Driving Range Angst’ and Ubiquitous Clean Energy Sources

Part of The Mobility (R)Evolution series By Jim Witham, CEO at GaN Systems, and Uwe Higgen, Managing Partner at BMW i Ventures This is the third article within the series. Click here to read part 1, “The Transformative Forces of Electrification and Autonomous Driving”.   Charging Networks and Infrastructure Growth in the availability and performances of charging stations is required to…

Article: “The Convergence of Automotive Trends: A Conversation with GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham”

This article was originally published on All About Circuits on August 23, 2018 by Kate Smith The automotive landscape is changing rapidly. GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham spoke with AAC about the unique challenges of efficient power in automotive applications and how autonomous vehicles represent a convergence of major trends across the industry. The term…

The Impending Mass Market Adoption of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Part of The Mobility (R)Evolution series   By Jim Witham, CEO at GaN Systems, and Uwe Higgen, Managing Partner at BMW i Ventures This is the second article within the series. Click here to read part 1, “The Transformative Forces of Electrification and Autonomous Driving”. In any industry, an open mindset that enables changes in human attitudes has…

The Transformative Forces of Electrification and Autonomous Driving

Part of The Mobility (R)Evolution series   By Jim Witham, CEO at GaN Systems, and Uwe Higgen, Managing Partner at BMW i Ventures Few businesses can rival the global auto industry for the way that it has both shaped and reflected important social, cultural and economic trends. And at no time in the industry’s history…

Article: “As Power Needs Grow, GaN Emerges as Power Chain Option”

This article was originally posted on Data Center Frontier on June 28, 2018 by Bill Kleyman.   The data center is an ever-changing part of the world of digital business. In periods of innovation, sometimes we need to look under the hood to really see some big changes in the data center. Gartner estimates that…

Article: “Achieving Data Center Energy Efficiency: Solutions Must Be Widely Adopted” – Part 2

A business culture of energy responsibility must be built that sits alongside current data center practices of reliability and profitability. In the first part of this series, the relationship between today’s data-driven world and the unprecedented growth in data centers was explored. Energy consumption and energy efficiency now need to be seen as important business criteria for…

Data Centers and Energy Efficiency

“The Conversation” is a video series in which GaN Systems’ executives engage in conversation with leaders in industries that are being revolutionized as a result of changes in power technologies. Change for these companies is not limited to their bottom line, but extends out to issues around technology’s impact on global energy consumption.  Industries explored…

Article: “Achieving Data Center Energy Efficiency: Solutions Must Be Widely Adopted” – Part 1

With as much as 40 percent of the total operational costs for a data center coming from the energy needed to power and cool its racks of servers, energy inefficiencies encountered in power conversation are not to be overlooked. Data centers are now firmly established as a cornerstone of today’s global economy. They allow for…

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SiC vs GaN Head-to-Head Performance Comparison

A lot of engineers don’t have a good feel for how gallium-nitride FETs perform compared to silicon-carbide equivalents. So GaN Systems devised two 650-V, 15-A switching supplies using SiC and GaN to see how they compared. In an interview conducted by WTWH Media’s Lee Teschler, Jim Witham explains the differences that emerged in this head-to-head…