Navitas Showcases GaNFast™ Power ICs at APEC 2018

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This is a dynamic time for Navitas and the industry, as GaN power systems graduate from academic curiosity to real-life commercial applications

Navitas Semiconductor announced today that the company will demonstrate its leading GaN power IC technology at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) March 4-8 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. As a ‘Diamond’ APEC sponsor, Navitas will showcase both its own advanced GaN (Gallium Nitride) power ICs and GaN-enabled power systems in a private demo suite and on the exhibition floor (booth #1341).

“It’s great to return to APEC as many commercial uses of GaNFast Power ICs are rapidly advancing,” said Navitas CTO/COO Dan Kinzer. “We are pleased to demonstrate how monolithic GaN integration has overcome both engineering and commercial hurdles to enable a new class of high-frequency, high-efficiency & high-density power systems.”

Visitors can learn about the latest Navitas GaNFast devices and reference designs that achieve unprecedented small size, low weight and high efficiency levels, with fast-charging speeds for end products ranging from smartphones and tablets, to laptops, monitors & gaming systems. Navitas recently introduced the world’s smallest 65W USB-PD laptop adapter reference design, supporting the dramatic size and weight reductions that consumers are demanding.

“This is a dynamic time for Navitas and the industry, as GaN power systems graduate from academic curiosity to real-life commercial applications,” explained Stephen Oliver, vice president of sales and marketing. “Navitas will showcase a new series of GaN platforms that are the result of close collaboration with our customers and partners.”

To request an APEC meeting with Navitas, contact +1 ThinkGaNIC (844-654-2642) or email info(at)navitassemi(dot)com.

Navitas will present or be featured in the following conference papers, events at the conference:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Paper ID#: 1180
Room 206 at 8:30 a.m.
GaN Power ICs Enable Breakthroughs in Adapter Performance
Dan Kinzer (Navitas)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Rap Session 1: Biggest Impact on Power Consumption—Devices or Magnetics?
Room 217D at 5 p.m.
Moderator: Kevin Parmenter, VP of Applications Engineering, Excelsys
Dan Kinzer (Navitas)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Paper ID#: 1736
Room 214A at 2:20 p.m.
A Single-Stage Bi-directional Dual-Active-Bridge AC-DC Converter Based on Enhancement Mode GaN Power Transistor
Tianxiang Chen, Ruiyang Yu, Qingyun Huang, Alex Q. Huang (University of Texas, Austin)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Paper ID#: 2018
Room 214B at 2 p.m.
Design Considerations of Highly-Efficient Active Clamp Flyback Converter Using GaN Power ICs
Lingxiao Xue, Jason Zhang (Navitas)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Paper ID#: 1171
Room 214B at 2:20 p.m.
Design Consideration of Active Clamp Flyback Converter with Highly Nonlinear Junction Capacitance
Pei-Hsin Liu (Texas Instruments)

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Paper ID#: 1179
Room 206 at 8:30 a.m.
GaN Reliability Through Integration and Application Relevant Stress Testing
Nick Fichtenbaum (Navitas)

About Navitas
Navitas Semiconductor Inc
. is the world’s first and only GaN Power IC company, founded in 2013 and based in El Segundo, CA, USA. Navitas has a strong and growing team of power semiconductor industry experts with a combined 200 years of experience in materials, devices, applications, systems and marketing, plus a proven record of innovation with over 200 patents among its founders. The proprietary AllGaN™ process design kit monolithically integrates the highest performance GaN FETs with logic and analog circuits. Navitas GaN Power ICs enable smaller, higher energy efficient and lower cost power for mobile, consumer, enterprise and new energy markets. Over 30 Navitas patents are granted or pending.

About APEC
As the premier event in applied power electronics, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference; APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics:

  • Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and dc-dc converters in their equipment
  • Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipment and systems
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics
  • Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment
  • Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronics
  • Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics

Navitas Semiconductor and the Navitas logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Navitas Semiconductor, Inc. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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Navitas Semiconductor Inc.
Stephen Oliver, +1 ThinkGaNIC (+1 844-654-2642)
VP, Sales & Marketing
stephen.oliver(at)navitassemi(dot)com

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