Power Engineers From China's Leading Universities Compete for the 2018 “GaN Systems Cup”

Power Engineers From China’s Leading Universities Compete for the 2018 “GaN Systems Cup”

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, May 4, 2018– In support of worldwide innovation in the power electronics industry, GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, is once again sponsoring the distinguished China Power Supply Society (CPSS) design competition, which is currently underway with many top engineering teams participating from leading universities throughout China. The fourth annual “GaN Systems Cup,” continues to promote and build excitement in the advancement of power electronic systems leveraging the benefits of GaN transistors.

GaN Systems has supported this annual competition for several years, helping to accelerate and proliferate the learning of and development of high performing system designs with GaN transistors to address the applications needs of the most demanding industries, including data centers, renewable energy systems, automotive, and consumer electronics.

“We’re experiencing a revolution in power electronics driven by growing requirements for smaller, lighter, lower cost, and more efficient power systems,” said Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems. “It’s an exciting time to be a power engineer challenged by the opportunities to create new or to improve on existing design approaches with GaN transistors. We wish the participating teams best of luck and look forward to seeing their design creativity in November!”

The contest allows students to not only compete for prizes but gain real world, hands-on experience with GaN power transistors from design to build. This year’s challenge is to design a low-cost, high-efficiency, and high power density bi-directional DC converter with 400W output power, 95% minimum efficiency, and greater than 20W/in3 power density using GaN Systems transistors. The CPSS will announce the finalists on August 25, 2018 and announce the winning teams at the live finals and awards ceremony held during its annual conference in November 4-7, 2018 in Shenzhen, China.

The contest is conducted in partnership with CPSS, the China Power Society Science Popularization Committee, and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

About GaN Systems

GaN Systems is the global leader in GaN power semiconductors with the largest portfolio of transistors that uniquely address the needs of today’s most demanding industries including data center servers, renewable energy systems, automotive, industrial motors and consumer electronics.

As a market-leading innovator, GaN Systems makes possible the design of smaller, lower cost, more efficient power systems. The company’s award-winning products provide system design opportunities free from the limitations of yesterday’s silicon. By changing the rules of transistor performance, GaN Systems is enabling power conversion companies to revolutionize their industries and transform the world. For more information, please visit: www.gansystems.com or on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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