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2017 WBPDA

2017 Wide Bandage Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA) – My Observations: The Shift in Importance of WiPDA and Setting Standards – By Peter Di Maso

Recently, I attended WiPDA 2017 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico and participated in a panel discussion, Commercialization of GaN Devices in High-Frequency Power Electronic Applications. Consisting of thought leaders and pioneers in GaN devices from GaN Systems, TI, EPC, and others, we had a charged discussion on our industry’s key opportunities. These topics included…

GAN POWER TRANSISTORS TAKE TOP HONORS AT 2017 ECN IMPACT AWARDS

GaN Power Transistors Take Top Honors At 2017 ECN Impact Awards

GaN power transistors are changing the world and building a reputation as a technology that is enabling high performance, high efficiency, and lower cost power systems. They save millions of watts of power, enable new technologies, and enhance the quality of life – from improving the quality of air we breathe by lowering CO2 emissions…

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GaN Systems’ Eval Board Simplifies MegaHertz Power

Audio Speakers, lasers, and DC-DC wireless chargers hit record performance with GaN OTTAWA, Ontario – October 19, 2017 – From Beethoven to Beyoncé and from the Allman Brothers to ZZ Top, your music sounds better with higher highs, lower lows, and less harmonic distortion. From heavy-duty industrial cutting lasers to delicate, precise medical lasers, the…

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Global Leaders Collaborate on GaN Technology

OTTAWA, Ontario – October 2, 2017 – The world is challenged with unsustainable increases in power consumption, combating climate change, implementing cleantech technologies and meeting green, CO2 reduction initiatives. Taiwanese electronics manufacturers work at the forefront of these efforts. To meet these challenges, GaN Systems, the world’s leading provider of gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors,…

Critical Transient Processes Of Enhancement-Mode Gan HEMTs

In High-Efficiency And High-Reliability Applications Download Now > Wide-bandgap devices, such as silicon-carbide metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) and gallium-nitride high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), exhibit an excellent figure of merits compared to conventional silicon devices. This paper focuses on 650V/30~60A enhancement-mode GaN HEMTs provided by GaN Systems, analytically models its switching behaviors, summarizes the impact…

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Gallium Nitride Sets Innovation Bars Higher

The following article, written by Mathew Dirjish, originally appeared in Sensors Online. Silicon has been the mainstay of semiconductor fabrication for as long as one can remember. It is the meat of transistors, OP amps, microprocessors, MCUs, PLCs, and numerous other devices. The material has proven more than viable and reliable and will be with…

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Ottawa tech firm GaN Systems revved up about BMW investment

This article, written by David Sali, was originally published in the Aug. 25th issue of the Ottawa Business Journal. Kanata company’s next-generation semiconductor technology attracts multimillion-dollar injection of equity led by German automaker A Kanata firm that makes transistors that help electric and autonomous vehicles run more efficiently has landed millions in funding from one…

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Newly Enhanced LTSpice Model Simplifies Designing with GaN

Engineers gain a head-start and design accuracy OTTAWA, Ontario, August 15, 2017 – Power system design engineers want to be fast, accurate and confident with their simulated designs prior to building hardware. Achieving these goals with GaN designs has become easier with GaN Systems’ new set of LTSpice models. Increasing efficiency and power density requires…

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BMW i Ventures Leads Strategic Investment in GaN Systems

Mountain View – July 18, 2017 – GaN Systems, the world’s leading provider of GaN power transistors, announced the closing of an investment round led by BMW’s investment arm, BMW i Ventures. Consistent with its investment strategy, BMW i Ventures recognizes that GaN Systems’ products maximize the efficiency of electronic systems while dramatically reducing size,…

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A Performance Comparison of GaN E-HEMTs versus SiC MOSFETs in Power Switching Applications

This article was originally published in the June 2017 issue of Bodo’s Power Systems. Research on wide bandgap (WBG) devices has been conducted for many years. The reason that the properties of Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) excite power engineers is because they show substantial performance improvements over their silicon-based counterparts. By Jason…