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Creating The Sustainable Electric Vehicle Revolution

This article by GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham was published in its entirety at Forbes.com on October 22, 2021.  Since the first mass-market electric vehicle (EV) was introduced a decade ago, the drumbeat has been loud and persistent around the social, business and environmental promise of the electrification of transportation. Yet, we’ve fallen short many times…

Automotive News: Can a hard crystal improve range of EVs?

Canada’s GaN Systems is pitching its power-efficient transistors to help automakers extend battery range. Read the full article, published October 23, 2021, on AutomotiveNews.com here. The transistors used in vehicle power electronics are conventionally made from silicon. But GaN Systems Inc. of Ottawa is moving forward on transistors made from a hard crystal known as…

GaN Systems and EPowerlabs Make Leaps in E-Mobility Power Solution

EPowerlabs’ GaN-based DC/DC converter is 1/3 smaller and 50% lighter than conventional converters GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN power semiconductors, and EPowerlabs, an end-to-end engineering services firm specializing in e-mobility applications, announced a collaboration to deliver a high-density DC/DC power converter (DDC48-1K) for a wide range of 48V mobility applications for consumer, industrial,…

Supply Chain Lessons Learned From The Covid-19 Pandemic

Originally published on Forbes.com, this article by GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham addresses what the last 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic have shown us about how we think about the supply chain. Read it in full here.  There’s no doubt that the tumultuous events of the past 18 months led to the massive disruption…

GaN Systems and FTEX Increase E-Mobility Range and Power by 30%

GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announced a partnership with FTEX, a pioneer in precision motor control systems, to deliver next-generation, GaN Powered™ motor drives for personal electric vehicles (EVs) including e-scooters, e-bikes, and e-mopeds. The motor drives combine GaN Systems’ high-performance, high-frequency transistors, with FTEX’s innovative software and…

WSJ: Gallium is Transforming Our Increasingly Electrified World

The Novel Material That’s Shrinking Phone Chargers, Powering Up Electric Cars, and Making 5G Possible Originally featured in the Wall Street Journal on July 17. 2021, this column by Christopher Mims explores the uses and potential of Gallium Nitride. Read the full column here.  If you’re reading this on a screen, it’s likely you’re literally…

New levels of resilience, inclusion, and environmental health emerge from today’s power revolution

This column by GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham originally appeared at VentureBeat, published on July 8, 2021. We are poised at the beginning of what may well be the most significant revolution in electric power since it was first used to light a few blocks of New York City 150 years ago. Global electricity demand…

How the power semiconductor market is evolving

“Why should an EV manufacturer choose GaN power semiconductors?” Matthew Beecham of Just-Auto.com spoke to Larry Spaziani, VP of Sales at GaN Systems to find out. The interview was originally printed here on June 29, 2021. Could you give us some background on GaN Systems?  GaN Systems is a leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power…

The Future of GaN and Young Engineers

The Seventh Annual “GaN Systems Cup” China Power Supply Society (CPSS) design competition is now underway, reminding us of the vital role young engineers play in the future of our world and how it is powered through innovation with GaN. University students entering this contest continue to amaze us with their enthusiasm, creativity, and ingenuity…

New U.S. Infrastructure Plan: A Win for Our Planet and the Electric Vehicle Market

By Paul Wiener U.S. President Biden’s recent $2 trillion infrastructure proposal includes a proposed $174 billion earmarked for the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry. This proposal includes $100 billion in new consumer rebates for EV purchases and $15 billion to build a half-million new charging stations. While still in its early stages, the plan is already…