GaN Systems APEC Articles

The Need for Wireless Charging Is Clear

By Paul Wiener, VP of Strategic Marketing for GaN Systems Wireless charging, more generally referred to as wireless power transfer or wireless energy transmission, is on its way to becoming mainstream. Yet, developing products that feature the benefits users want has its challenges. Take the recent news from Apple announcing the cancellation of its AirPower…

Key Takeaways From Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC) 2019

As the premiere U.S. annual event in Applied Power Electronics, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. More than 5,500 professionals from around the world attended this year’s conference, featuring more than 300 exhibiting companies with 50 countries represented. Gallium Nitride, GaN, was at the center of many discussions…

New Design Tools and Resources from GaN Systems and Global Partners Shorten Design Times and Increase System Performance

Anaheim, Calif., Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC) March 19, 2019 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, is displaying a wide breadth of innovative design tools including new reference designs from partners at APEC 2019. Visitors to GaN Systems Booth #553 will find the multitude of unique design resources that…

GaN Systems Unveils Industry’s Highest Current GaN Power Transistors

The Introduction of 150 A and 80 A, 650 V GaN E-HEMT Transistors Meet Growing Electric Vehicle, Energy Storage, and Industrial Motor Demands   OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 6, 2019 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announced the industry’s highest current 650 V GaN E-HEMTs with the addition…

Denso, Sonnen, and Supermicro Join GaN Systems on Stage to Present Breakthroughs in GaN-Optimized Solutions at APEC 2019

Innovations Across Data Center, Renewable Energy, and Automotive Applications from GaN Systems’ Market-Leading Customers Will Be Discussed OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, February 21, 2019 – Gallium Nitride (GaN) has reached prime time status as evident in the presentations, displays, and demonstrations to be presented by GaN Systems and its customers and partners at the upcoming Applied…

GaN Dominates the Conversation at Leading Power Electronics Show – Key Takeaways from Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC) 2018

The who’s who in the power electronics industry descended in San Antonio, Texas recently for the annual Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC). For those unfamiliar with APEC, it is one of the leading events of the power electronics industry, bringing together professionals from all sectors from around the world – designers, engineers, manufacturers,…

GaN Systems First To Announce Testing Success Beyond 10X Of JEDEC Requirements

San Antonio, TX, Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC), March 6, 2018 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN power semiconductors, today announced it has surpassed 10,000 hours of qualification testing for its GaN E-HEMT devices. This is 10X the 1,000-hour requirement to meet JEDEC qualification. As the power electronics industry increases adoption…

Record-Setting 100 V/120 A GaN Power Transistor Introduced by GaN Systems

San Antonio, TX, Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC), March 5, 2018 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN power semiconductors, today unveiled the industry’s highest current and power efficient 100 V GaN power transistor, the 100 V, 120 A, 5 mΩ GaN E-HEMT device [GS-010-120-1-T]. It is 1.3X the current rating of…

Power Industry – Then vs. Now by Jennifer Ajersch

From renewable energy and data centers to electric vehicles and smart appliances, the role that power electronics plays in these systems is no longer that of a supporting cast member. In many cases, power electronics is taking center stage. I started my career in the power industry in the early 1990s, and at that time,…