13 January 2022
Navitas’ co-founder Jefferies’ ‘Net Zero’ ESG Expert Call series
Gallium nitride (GaN) power integrated circuit firm Navitas Semiconductor of El Segundo, CA, USA and Dublin, Ireland says that on 20 January it is participating in a Jefferies Financial Group’s ‘Net Zero’ ESG Expert Call.
Navitas co-founder & chief operating officer/chief technology officer Dan Kinzer will highlight how GaN technologies will drive advances in electric vehicles (EVs), industrial applications and renewable energy that are essential to achieving carbon neutrality goals. Kinzer’s presentation is open to Jefferies’ clients and will take place at 3pm eastern time.
“At a macro level, GaN is expected to address CO2 emissions of 2.6Gtons/year by 2050 as we work to ‘Electrify Our World’ and meet the challenge of the Paris Accord,” says Kinzer. “Even at a micro level, due to small size and integrated functions, a GaN power IC has up to a 10x smaller carbon footprint in manufacturing than a legacy power silicon chip,” he claims. “Add that to GaN’s ‘in-use’ contribution to smaller, lighter, more efficient end-applications then, for every IC shipped, GaN saves 4kg CO2 compared to silicon.”
Kinzer’s pioneering 40-year career led to him being inducted into the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) inaugural Hall of Fame in 2018. His experience includes developing advanced power device and IC platforms, wide-bandgap GaN and SiC device design, IC and power device fabrication processes, advanced IC design, semiconductor package development and assembly processes, plus the design of electronic systems. Kinzer holds over 130 US patents, and a BSE degree in Engineering Physics from Princeton University.