Gallium nitride

Navitas Celebrates Ten Years of Electrifying Next-Gen Power Innovations

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

For higher voltages and higher power applications, Navitas offers the industry’s broadest range (650-6,500V) of SiC bare die and packaged devices, with best-in-class efficiency, ruggedness and high-frequency operation, based on GeneSiC technology.

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  • For higher voltages and higher power applications, Navitas offers the industry’s broadest range (650-6,500V) of SiC bare die and packaged devices, with best-in-class efficiency, ruggedness and high-frequency operation, based on GeneSiC technology.
  • This assures Navitas’ position as a leading supplier of both SiC and GaN power semiconductors to markets ranging from consumer electronics, AI data centers and electric vehicles to renewable energy and industrial automation.
  • Around 100 highly-skilled Navitas staff are employed in Torrance for all aspects of GaN and SiC design, applications, test, characterization and quality, alongside specialists in finance, marketing and HR.
  • Navitas will celebrate 10 years of innovation and growth in a series of events during 2024, beginning with the APEC 2024 conference and “GaNFast Blast!” celebration in Long Beach from February 26th.

Cambridge GaN Devices Addresses Challenges of Datacentres and More at APEC 2024

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD) , the fabless, clean-tech semiconductor company that develops energy-efficient GaN-based power devices that make greener electronics possible, will be present at the upcoming APEC 2024, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition.

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  • Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD) , the fabless, clean-tech semiconductor company that develops energy-efficient GaN-based power devices that make greener electronics possible, will be present at the upcoming APEC 2024, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition.
  • Giorgia Longobardi | Chief Executive Officer, CGD
    “With datacentres now demanding 100kW per rack and predicting even more in the very near future, power system designers are looking to employ GaN devices in new architectures.
  • Thursday 29th February, 09.45-10.10 – ‘Monolithic integration addresses the design challenges of GaN Power devices’, with Di Chen, Director of Business Development & Technical Marketing, CGD.
  • CGD has delivered industry’s most easy-to-use GaN technology – ICeGaN – and we are keen to share our ideas with the audience at APEC.”

Soctera Demonstrates Superior Thermal Performance in GaN HEMTs For Next-Generation Telecommunications and Radar Solutions

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Friday, February 9, 2024

ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Soctera, a developer of III-nitride power amplifiers, has demonstrated high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) exhibiting a peak surface temperature rise of just 59 °C while dissipating 10.4 W/mm. Typical gallium nitride (GaN) HEMTs reach the standard operating temperature limit of 225 °C when dissipating approximately 5 W/mm. This dramatic improvement in thermal performance could substantially reduce thermal solution costs, enhance reliability, and increase peak power output in next-generation telecommunications (5G and beyond) and defense radar arrays.

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  • Typical gallium nitride (GaN) HEMTs reach the standard operating temperature limit of 225 °C when dissipating approximately 5 W/mm.
  • This dramatic improvement in thermal performance could substantially reduce thermal solution costs, enhance reliability, and increase peak power output in next-generation telecommunications (5G and beyond) and defense radar arrays.
  • Towards building out end-to-end commercial manufacturing, Soctera has started HEMT fabrication with a DoD-approved GaN foundry.
  • Soctera's technology maturation efforts were recently bolstered with $750,000 in non-dilutive funding awarded by the Defense Business Accelerator pitch competition.

Global Compound Semiconductors in Automotive Industry Report 2023: Burgeoning Opportunities in Strategic Partnerships Between SiC and GaN Semiconductor Suppliers and Supply Chain Consolidation

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Friday, February 9, 2024

DUBLIN, Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Growth Opportunities for Compound Semiconductors in Automotive" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • DUBLIN, Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Growth Opportunities for Compound Semiconductors in Automotive" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • It delves into the key drivers and challenges influencing CS initiatives, encompassing regulatory frameworks, market dynamics, and economic considerations.
  • A compound semiconductor (CS) consists of two or more elements from different groups in the periodic table, such as gallium arsenide (GaAs), GaN, indium phosphide (InP), and silicon germanium.
  • In the automotive industry, CSs have several advantages over elemental semiconductors (e.g., silicon [Si]).

Infineon and Worksport collaborate to reduce weight and cost of portable power stations with GaN

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Worksport will use Infineon’s GaN power semiconductors GS-065-060-5-B-A in the converters for its portable power stations to increase efficiency and power density.

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  • Worksport will use Infineon’s GaN power semiconductors GS-065-060-5-B-A in the converters for its portable power stations to increase efficiency and power density.
  • Enabled by Infineon’s GaN transistors, the power converters will be lighter and smaller in size with reduced system costs.
  • In addition, Infineon will support Worksport in the optimization of circuits and layout design to further reduce size and increase power density.
  • “With our GaN power semiconductors we enable Worksport to create the next generation portable power stations that users require.”
    Infineon’s GS-065-060-5-B-A is an Automotive-grade 650 V enhancement mode GaN-on-Silicon power transistor.

Allegro MicroSystems Introduces High-Bandwidth Current Sensor Technologies Enabling High-Performance Power Conversion

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Current high-power-density GaN and SiC FET charging and power infrastructures demand high-speed, low-loss devices to ensure efficiency and reliability.

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  • Current high-power-density GaN and SiC FET charging and power infrastructures demand high-speed, low-loss devices to ensure efficiency and reliability.
  • To address these challenges, Allegro has introduced two high-bandwidth current sensors – the ACS37030 and ACS37032 – designed to provide efficiency and high-performance with reduced design time and board space.
  • They employ a dual signal paths approach, with one path capturing low-frequency and DC current using Hall-effect elements and the other path capturing high-frequency current data through an inductive coil.
  • Balances cost considerations while minimizing design complexity: Simplifies designs and facilitates easy-to-design, cost-optimized, high-power, high-frequency switching power conversion for GaN and SiC devices.

Transphorm at APEC 2024: SuperGaN Innovation for Low to High Power Applications

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Silver Partner Transphorm, Inc. (Nasdaq: TGAN)—a global leader in robust GaN power semiconductors—announced today that its APEC 2024 showcase will underscore the company’s continued leadership in broad spectrum (low to high power) GaN power conversion.

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  • Silver Partner Transphorm, Inc. (Nasdaq: TGAN)—a global leader in robust GaN power semiconductors—announced today that its APEC 2024 showcase will underscore the company’s continued leadership in broad spectrum (low to high power) GaN power conversion.
  • This year, Transphorm will highlight major innovation milestones to include the industry’s first 1200 V GaN-on-Sapphire device model and leading short circuit robustness .
  • Reliability: Still leading the industry with a current FIT rate of
  • Transphorm today supports the largest range of power conversion requirements (45 W to 10+ kW) across the widest range of power applications.

Four New Members Join Cycle Capital's Industrial Expert Advisory Committee

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Monday, February 5, 2024

MONTREAL, QC, Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - Cycle Capital, a leading ClimateTech venture capital investment platform, is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Industrial Expert Advisory Committee (IEAC).

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  • MONTREAL, QC, Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - Cycle Capital, a leading ClimateTech venture capital investment platform, is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Industrial Expert Advisory Committee (IEAC).
  • They join Bertrand Gautier, Founding Partner at Schroders Greencoat Capital, already a member of Cycle Capital Fund IV advisory committee, along with current representatives from Cycle Capital's Limited Partners (LPs), to support Cycle Capital's team in its mission to scale deep tech companies developing enabling technologies in the transition to net zero.
  • "Murthy will support Cycle Capital and its portfolio companies with his commercial and engineering insights, as well as product design.
  • Raj and Jim will help Cycle Capital reinforce its expertise in semiconductors and industrial scaling up in microelectronics, a key component of Cycle Capital's Fund V's investment thesis.

PowerUP Asia 2024: Power Semiconductor Innovations Toward Green Goals

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

TAIPEI, TW, Feb 1, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - The continuous drive toward decarbonization is fueling power semiconductor innovations-whether in terms of materials, chip design, circuit topologies, or packaging.

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  • TAIPEI, TW, Feb 1, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - The continuous drive toward decarbonization is fueling power semiconductor innovations-whether in terms of materials, chip design, circuit topologies, or packaging.
  • PowerUP Asia 2024 is a three-day virtual conference and exhibition highlighting the latest technology developments and trends in power electronics, including wide-bandgap (WBG) devices, power semiconductors, and related technologies, as manufacturers worldwide set their sights on power efficiency, carbon reduction, and greener energy.
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    Now on its second year, PowerUP Asia, to be held from May 21-23, 2024, will bring the latest developments in power semiconductor and engineering, and how the industry can explore ways to accelerate the pathway to net-zero carbon emissions.
  • Engineers specializing in power electronics, semiconductor technologies, like GaN and SiC, and renewable energy systems will find immense value.

Cadence Significantly Advances ECAD/MCAD Convergence for Electronic Systems with New Celsius Studio AI Thermal Platform

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced Cadence® Celsius™ Studio, the industry’s first complete AI thermal design and analysis solution for electronic systems.

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  • Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced Cadence® Celsius™ Studio, the industry’s first complete AI thermal design and analysis solution for electronic systems.
  • Celsius Studio addresses thermal analysis and thermal stress for 2.5D and 3D-ICs and IC packaging, in addition to electronics cooling for PCBs and complete electronic assemblies.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240131987413/en/
    The industry’s first complete AI thermal design and analysis solution for electronic systems, Cadence® Celsius™ Studio addresses thermal analysis and thermal stress for 2.5D and 3D-ICs and IC packaging, in addition to electronics cooling for PCBs and complete electronic assemblies.
  • Customers interested in gaining early access to Celsius Studio should contact their Cadence account representative.