11 July 2022
Navitas highlighting fast charging at Asia Charging Expo
Gallium nitride (GaN) power integrated circuit firm Navitas Semiconductor of El Segundo, CA, USA and Dublin, Ireland is participating (as a sponsor) in the 2022 Asia Charging Expo and Global Third Generation Semiconductor Industry Summit at the Futian Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China (18-20 July).
Since GaN is reckoned to run up to 20x faster than silicon, GaNFast power ICs are said to deliver up to 3x faster charging or 3x more power with up to 40% energy savings in half the size and weight for mobile, consumer, enterprise, eMobility and new energy markets. GaNFast power ICs with GaNSense technology integrates power, drive, control, with additional autonomous-protection and loss-less current-sensing to deliver what is claimed to be the simplest, smallest, fastest and now even higher-power performance. New ‘ultra-fast’ charging enables smartphone charging from 0-100% in less than 10 minutes using a small, light, ultra-portable 150W GaN charger.
On 19 July, as part of the 2022 Asia Charging Expo’s ‘Global Third Generation Semiconductor Industry Summit’, Reyn (Renxiong) Zhan, Navitas’ senior technical marketing manager is delivering a keynote presentation ‘Navitas: kick-starting the GaN revolution’ highlighting how GaN makes a significant contribution to ‘Net-Zero’ climate goals, as each GaNFast IC shipped saves 4kg of CO2. Navitas claims to have been the first company to publish a sustainability report that comprehensively quantifies the positive impact of GaN power semiconductors on climate change based on global standards, and recently announced that it is the first semiconductor company worldwide to be certified as CarbonNeutral.
Navitas has shipped over 50 million units with zero reported GaN field failures, and with nine of the top ten mobile OEMs in mass production now using Navitas ICs – including Samsung, Xiaomi, Dell, Lenovo and OPPO. The firm will detail how the latest GaNFast ICs improve charging speed, size, weight and system-cost across a broad range of charger power from 20W to 240W, and highlight consumer, data-center, solar and electric vehicle (EV) solutions up to 22kW.
The Navitas exhibition booth features the latest GaNFast IC solutions including the CES Innovation Award-winning GaNSense technology. Visitors can experience GaNFast charging in real time, and have the chance to win new fast chargers from Baseus, plus enter a competition to win a $60,000 Tesla.