Navitas Highlights Innovative GaNFast Technology at SAIC Volkswagen

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GaN Power ICs deliver dramatic size & efficiency savings for Automotive EV & Hybrids

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With GaNFast, energy losses are reduced by 30% simultaneously with 3x-5x faster switching, resulting in 30% less size and weight, and which directly correlate to faster vehicle acceleration and extended range

Navitas Semiconductor today announced its participation at the Shanghai International Automobile City (SAIC) “Winnovation: Wins In Innovation” roadshow, which was held on June 28th, 2019 and hosted by SAIC Volkswagen. The roadshow focused on four emerging areas in the automotive industry: artificial intelligence (AI), network integration, new energy and information sharing. After three rounds of review over two months, 14 project teams were selected, divided into five groups: autonomous driving, intelligent networks, new energy vehicles, product optimization, and user experience optimization.

Navitas Semiconductor’s innovative Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology team stood out from hundreds of competitors, and enjoyed technical discussions with automotive experts and engineers at the SAIC Volkswagen headquarters. Yingjie (Charles) ZHA, country manager of Navitas Semiconductor (China), said, “I am very grateful to SAIC Volkswagen and Shanghai Auto City for their invitation. Through this event, Navitas had the opportunity to communicate with SAIC Volkswagen's technical experts on the development trends of new energy vehicles and showcase Navitas’ GaNFast technology."

At the Winnovation roadshow, Dr Bin LI, staff application engineer at Navitas reviewed On-Board Charger (OBC) and DC-DC converter technology for EV and hybrid applications: “The integration of GaN FET, GaN drive and GaN logic makes it easier for engineers to advance to high-frequency power conversion with simple EMI solutions, and new thermal optimization enables higher-power operation. With GaNFast, energy losses are reduced by 30% simultaneously with 3x-5x faster switching, resulting in 30% less size and weight, and which directly correlate to faster vehicle acceleration and extended range.”

About Navitas:
Navitas Semiconductor Inc. is the world’s first and only GaN Power IC company, founded in 2014 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. GaN power ICs monolithically integrate power, analog and logic circuits to enable faster charging, higher power density and greater energy savings for mobile, consumer, enterprise, eMobility and new energy markets.

About SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd.:
SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. ("SAIC Volkswagen") is a Sino-German joint venture and is a joint venture between SAIC and Volkswagen Group. The company signed the foundation stone in October 1984 and is one of the oldest automotive joint ventures in the country, headquartered in Anting, Shanghai. SAIC Volkswagen will continue to drive development with innovation, and always be market-oriented, continuously improve user satisfaction, and strive to become a “trustworthy, most valuable and innovative automobile joint venture”. SAIC Volkswagen strives to be a responsible corporate citizen and adheres to green production, launches energy-saving and environmentally friendly products, and pays attention to the research and development of new energy. At the same time, the company actively implements the concept of returning to society and benefiting the society, and is widely involved in social welfare undertakings in the fields of science, education, culture, health, etc.

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