19 November 2021
Navitas honored at CES 2022 Innovation Awards
Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2022) in Las Vegas, NV (5-8 January), gallium nitride (GaN) power integrated circuit firm Navitas Semiconductor of El Segundo, CA, USA and Dublin, Ireland has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree (from a record number of more than 1800 submissions) for its next-generation GaNFast ICs featuring GaNSense technology.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the annual CES Innovation Awards program honors outstanding design and engineering in 27 consumer technology product categories. A panel of industry expert judges (including members of the media, designers, engineers and more) reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design.
By replacing silicon chips with gallium nitride, GaNFast power ICs – which monolithically integrate GaN power field-effect transistors (FETs) and GaN drive plus control and protection circuits in a single SMT package – enable up to 3x faster charging and 3x more power in half the size and weight for mobile fast chargers, consumer electronics, solar inverters, data centers and electric vehicles (EVs).
GaNSense technology enables even higher efficiency, autonomy and reliability through precision sensing of system current, voltage and temperature and real-time reliable operation; from detection to protection in only 30ns. A 120W ultrafast charger using GaNSense technology achieves a power density of 1.4W/cc and can charge a 4500mAhr smartphone from 0-100% in only 17 minutes.
High-performance mobile chargers from Lenovo, Xiaomi, Dell, OPPO, Amazon and many other companies will be displayed by Navitas at CES 2022, alongside GaN solutions for consumer, solar, data-center and EV applications.
“It’s serendipitous that the high-speed, autonomous features of GaNSense technology are recognized at the same time that CES has announced a high-speed, autonomous racecar challenge at the 2022 show!” comments Stephen Oliver, Navitas’ VP of corporate marketing and investor relations.