17 September 2020
EPC Space appoints Spirit as distribution partner for defense & aerospace market
To support its accelerating growth in the defense and aerospace markets, EPC Space LLC of Haverhill, MA, USA has appointed Spirit Electronics as a distribution partner, focusing on these key market segments.
EPC Space was established in June as a joint venture between Efficient Power Conversion Corp (EPC) of El Segundo, CA, USA – which makes enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN) power field-effect transistors (FETs) for power management applications – and VPT Inc of Blacksburg, VA, USA (part of the HEICO Corp subsidiary HEICO Electronic Technologies Group). The JV is focused on designing and manufacturing high-reliability, radiation-hardened enhancement-mode GaN-based power conversion devices for space and other harsh environments, targeting critical spaceborne environments in applications including power supplies, light detection & ranging (LiDAR), motor drive, and ion thrusters.
In operation since 1979 and located in Phoenix, Arizona and Irvine, California, Spirit Electronics supplies products and services to the Department of Defense, aerospace and telecom industries.
“Spirit Electronics’ knowledge of the market, along with their extensive history and proven success working with defense and aerospace customers, makes them an ideal partner to represent EPC Space’s rad-hard gallium nitride products,” comments EPC Space’s CEO Bel Lazar.
Spirit Electronics’ partnership with EPC Space will “allow us to bring the unmatched reliability and performance of GaN power semiconductors to defense and aerospace customers, so they can design leading-edge power and motor drive system solutions,” says Spirit Electronics’ CEO Marti McCurdy.