GaN Systems Power & Energy Articles

Article: Common misconceptions about the MOSFET body diode

Engineers who design power circuits around wide-bandgap semiconductors frequently make costly mistakes that relate to the switching behavior of transistors. Written by Julian Styles, GaN Systems’ Director of Sales and Marketing in the Americas   We need to face an awkward and embarrassing truth about ourselves in the world of power electronics. I’d like to…

GaN Systems is featured in EE Times

Article: GaN is driving power semiconductors

This article was originally published on www.eetimes.com on September 24, 2019, written by Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio. Power semiconductor devices with gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) are gradually replacing their silicon-based counterparts, largely because using GaN or SiC power transistors can lead to more straightforward and efficient energy storage solutions. The combined GaN…

Heavy industry is strong sector for GaN power semiconductors.

Listen: “Super Semiconductors” on the Energy Cast Podcast

This week GaN Systems‘ CEO Jim Witham appeared on the Energy Cast Podcast, a program focused on exciting technology and energy advancements. Listen to it here or on the podcast app of your choice. I’ll admit, I didn’t really know the difference between microprocessor semiconductors (Intel/AMD) and the power semiconductors developed by this week’s guest.…

A World Without Wires

Smart mobile electronic devices have changed the way that we perceive and interact with the world around us. Electric cars, buses, scooters, and bikes are transforming the face of our urban transportation landscape. Autonomous robots in intelligent factories and aerial drones making deliveries are challenging past preconceptions about the ways that we create and distribute…

Article: “GaN Systems could seek partnerships for subassembly strategy”

This article was originally published in Acuris.com GaN Systems could seek partnerships for sub-assembly strategy, CEO says. GaN Systems, an Ottawa, Canada-based gallium nitride power systems company, could seek partnerships or capital to expand into making sub-assemblies, said Jim Witham, CEO. Witham declined to disclose financials, but noted the company is the market leader in…

Article: “Using MOSFET Controllers to Drive GaN E-HEMTs”

This article was originally published in Bodo’s Power Systems August 2019 issue by By Yajie Qiu, Senior Power Electronics Applications Engineer, and Juncheng (Lucas) Lu, Applications Engineering Manager, GaN Systems [Click here to download a .pdf of this article]

Video: “Tech it Up” with Jessica Ly Interviews Paul Wiener for GaN Systems

What are GaN transistors and how can they help the planet by letting industries be more energy efficient? Jessica Ly finds out in this episode with Paul Wiener, VP Strategic Marketing for GaN Systems.   This video appears on the Regalix Inc YouTube channel. 

Listen: A New Wireless Charging Alliance on the PSDcast

Recently, Paul Wiener, VP Strategic Marketing for GaN Systems, appeared on the PSDcast from Power Systems Design. Listen to it here. In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re chatting with GaN Systems about a new wireless charging collaboration with NuCurrent. Be sure to catch us on iTunes here.

Article: “The Rise of GaN-Based Power Systems—Part II”

The second of a three-part series on The Rise of GaN-Based Power Systems: Technology and Market Overview by Paul Wiener, VP Strategic Marketing, GaN Systems To read the original article in Power Electronics World, click here. Part 1 of this series exploring gallium nitride (GaN) power devices provided a brief overview of GaN technology fundamentals,…

Fifth Annual “GaN Systems Cup” China Power Supply Society Design Competition is Underway

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, May 28, 2019 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, is sponsoring the distinguished China Power Supply Society (CPSS) design competition, now underway with a record-breaking 40 engineering teams entering the competition from leading universities throughout China. GaN Systems recently participated in the kick-off ceremony at Tsinghua University…