6 April 2022
Navitas highlighting GaN ICs for high-power markets at PCIM Europe
In booth 523 (Hall 9) at Power, Control and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europe 2022 in Nürnberg Messe, Nuremberg, Germany (10–12 May), gallium nitride (GaN) power integrated circuit firm Navitas Semiconductor of El Segundo, CA, USA and Dublin, Ireland is highlighting next-generation IC technologies and market advancement.
GaN runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon and enables up to 3x more power, 40% energy savings and 3x faster charging in half the size and weight. Navitas’ GaNFast power ICs integrate GaN power and drive plus sensing, protection and control circuits to deliver simple, small, fast and efficient power conversion performance for mobile, consumer, enterprise, eMobility and new energy markets. Over 145 Navitas patents are issued or pending.
Navitas says that its recent announcements of 40 million mass-production shipments with zero reported GaN-related field failures and an industry-benchmark 20-year limited warranty have confirmed the quality and reliability of its GaNFast ICs across multiple markets and applications with customers including Samsung, Xiaomi, Dell, Lenovo and LG. Application-specific GaN ICs tailored for data center, solar and electric vehicles (EVs) were sampled in late 2021, and PCIM provides an opportunity to update customers on efficiency, power density, quality and reliability for these new, higher-power markets.
“Europe is a key market for Navitas, which is reflected in our growing team presence, our industry-leading focus on sustainability, and the development of multiple GaN IC families targeting 1-20kW applications,” says CEO & co-founder Gene Sheridan. “With recent customer announcements from Brusa (EV), Enphase (solar) and especially Compuware (data center) with the looming EU ‘Titanium+’ Directive 2009/125/EC, plus application-specific design centers, we can demonstrate Navitas’ rapid progress into these strategic, higher-power markets,” he adds.