Navitas’ GaNFast™ Enables World’s Thinnest Travel Adapter

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GaN Power ICs deliver dramatic size & power capability in only 14mm profile

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The Navitas GaNFast chips in the Mu One gave us a tremendous edge on speed-of-charging, efficiency and size

Navitas Semiconductor today announced that GaNFast™ power ICs enable the ‘Mu One’, a universal 45W power adaptor with an unprecedented 14mm ultra-slim profile. GaN power IC technology is combined with the new USB-PD power delivery protocol and an advanced Type C connector to deliver a single, world-wide, slim adapter that can just as easily slide into your pocket as it can charge your laptop or fast-charge any smartphone.

New, high-speed Gallium Nitride (GaN) power integrated circuits have up to 20x the performance of old silicon chips. By operating at high frequency and simultaneously increasing efficiency, GaNFast power ICs reduce the size, weight and cost of components such as transformers, heatsinks, and printed-circuit boards.

“At Made in Mind, we are pre-programmed to challenge industry norms, we seek the finest of partners who share our beliefs. The Navitas GaNFast chips in the Mu One gave us a tremendous edge on speed-of-charging, efficiency and size”. Commented Mathew Judkins, CEO of Made-in-Mind. “These and other technical advances allowed our new product range to push the envelope of consumers’ expectations for performance and convenience in their humble power supply”.

“This is a significant achievement for the industry to pack this much power in such a low-profile outline” said Gene Sheridan, Navitas CEO. “Consumers can anticipate a wide range of fast-charging, high-density solutions in the coming months as our customers deliver a new class of power adapters with our GaNFast power IC technology.”

As recently featured on engadget, the Mu One 45W adapter is available now via Kickstarter, and will be listed in airport, main-street and online stores following production ramp-up.

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 GaNFast 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 Made in Mind:
Made in Mind was founded in 2009 by Matthew Judkins and Min-Kyu Choi. The duo met on the campuses of Imperial College and the Royal College of Art and formed the company to commercialize the Folding Plug design concept that Min-Kyu developed during his studies. Numerous individuals and organizations joined Matthew and Min-Kyu along the way to contribute to the development, funding and marketing of the concept which was realized in 2012 with the launch of the Mu. Made in Mind, now consisting of a diverse team of industry and technical professionals, are in the process of extending the product pipeline and placing the Mu on the global stage.

Navitas Semiconductor, GaNFast 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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