2017-07-19

BMW i Ventures Leads Strategic Investment in GaN Systems

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, weight and overall system cost. The investment will be used to expand global sales and accelerate new product development. BMW i Ventures joins the existing investors: BDC Capital, Chrysalix Venture Capital, Cycle Capital Management, RockPort Capital and Tsing Capital.
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2017-05-11

PFC Design – Maximizing Efficiency and Lowering Cost with GaN Transistors

Achieving efficiencies greater than 98% in conventional Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuits is challenging. The major hurdle is fixed diode bridge losses. An option to overcome this is to use silicon MOSFETs in place of the diodes to achieve efficiencies of 99% or more. However, this BTPPFC approach suffers from poor reverse recovery performance, is suitable only for low power, and requires complicated control parameters.
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2017-03-21

GaN Eliminates Fans and Heat Sinks in Power Electronics

The demand for more power in electronics continues to increase, while the space allowable for power continues to decrease. Power densities are increasing 3X or more in many applications. This increase in power has the collateral effect of producing more heat. More heat traditionally results in the use of higher capacity fans and bigger heat sinks to prevent overheating of the electronic components and system failure. By replacing legacy power management circuits based on silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs with gallium nitride (GaN) transistor-based circuits, customers have designed power electronic systems that deliver 3X the power in the same size, or the same power in 1/3rd the size while miniturizing or completely eliminating the requirement for fans and heat sinks.
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2017-03-17

GaN Systems Enables Wireless Power Transfer for Laptops, Power Tools and Beyond

The demand for high power wireless transfer is surging at an estimated compound annual rate in excess of 60%*. The primary applications driving the demand for wireless power transmission (WPT) are integrated solutions for charging individual battery-enabled devices and charging multiple devices simultaneously.
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2017-03-16

GaN Customer Solutions to Take Center Stage at APEC 2017

At the upcoming 2017 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2017), in Tampa, Florida, visitors will see state-of-the-art gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in action. From March 27-29, in Booth #1501, GaN Systems will conduct live demonstrations of commercial systems that use GaN transistors in wireless power transfer and power module applications. This must-see event will also showcase customer-built, commercial systems that use GaN transistors to power a diverse range of applications, including DC/DC converters, energy storage systems, EV traction inverters, and more.
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2017-02-04

Thermal Models of GaN Systems’ industry-leading GaN Transistors now on the Web

GaN Systems has experienced a surge in the number of customers designing and deploying power systems using their GaN transistors. Customers have recognized that GaN devices significantly improve power efficiency and power density. 
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2016-08-26

Two GaN Systems’ Founders Retire

Ten years after launching a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor company, the two Ottawa-based co-founders of GaN Systems, President Girvan Patterson and CTO John Roberts have announced their retirement. Having achieved their goal of building GaN Systems into the world leading manufacturer of GaN power transistors and supplier to more than 500 customers, serial entrepreneurs Patterson and Roberts will leave their operating roles. Patterson will retain a position on GaN Systems’ Board of Directors, while Roberts will remain available to the company as an emeritus contributor.
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2015-03-10

GaN Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Websolus in South Korea and China

GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced the signing of a distribution deal with Seoul-based global group Websolus. Listed on the Korea New Exchange (KONEX), with 13 Branch Offices in Korea, China, & Thailand, Websolus specialises in three major business sectors: IT Consulting & Systems Integration for Power Grid, Water & Energy systems solutions for Global Infrastructure, and Procurement & Distribution for Electronic Components. \
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2013-02-28

GaN Systems Sets up New UK Base Office Facility

GaN Systems Sets up New UK base office facility located in Reading, England. "GaN Systems new office facility comes in response to a strong pull from our growing base of European customer partners," says Geoff Haynes, the company's UK based VP Business Development. "The company has a strong focus on collaborating across the manufacturing value chains for global power electronics markets to accelerate the adoption, and drive the cost of manufacture of GaN components. That can only be achieved through a strong local technical presence." I...
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