GaN Systems Power & Energy Articles

The 2020 Top Technology Trends in Power-Reliant Industries

As we move into the next decade of the twenty-first century, it is abundantly clear that we can no longer take power for granted – not its production, distribution, or use. Data and energy are the interlinked and acknowledged power duo that fuels global economic growth. The increasing demand for electricity needs to be understood…

300 W Adapter Reference Design from GaN Systems and ON Semiconductor Highlights GaN Innovation and Performance in Consumer Devices

New solution is ideal for high efficiency, ultra-high power density adapter applications for televisions, gaming notebooks and consoles, and industrial and medical devices. OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada AND Phoenix, AZ, December 19, 2019 – GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors and ON Semiconductor, a world-leading supplier of power semiconductor ICs, today…

The 2020 Top Technology Trends in Power

GaN Systems Looks Ahead to 2020 Game-Changing Technologies Associated With Power Electronics OTTAWA, ONTARIO, December 9, 2019 – For the past several decades, the subject of ‘power’ has been consistently viewed as a challenge focused primarily on the incremental improvement – be that by technology, by government regulations, or by shifting consumer behavior. Much attention has…

Key Takeaways: The 7th Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA 2019)

By Peter A. Di Maso, Director at GaN Systems It was a great pleasure to attend and participate at the recent WiPDA 2019 conference held on the campus of North Carolina State University. The week started off with the semi-annual meeting of JEDEC‘s JC-70 Wide Bandgap Power Electronic Conversion Semiconductor committee. JEDEC is the global…

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]