Gallium nitride power semiconductors executive joins organisation driving development of power electronics
OTTAWA, Ontario – April 2014 – GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced that Julian Styles, Director of Business Development USA, has been elected to the Board of the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC), the US industry consortium of suppliers, OEMS, stakeholders and research companies committed to accelerating development and growth of power electronics in the US. PEIC’s aim is to increase investment in manufacturing capabilities and advance innovation in power electronics in the US as energy efficiency becomes ever more important globally.
“We are thrilled that GaN Systems has joined PEIC’s Board of Directors,” said PEIC Board President, Mark Bellinger. “Julian’s expertise is extremely valuable and he will certainly be a great addition to the Board.”
GaN Systems has developed a range of gallium nitride power switching products based on its proprietary Island Technology®. The company’s devices overcome the limitations of traditional silicon semiconductors, offering far greater efficiency in power conversion applications such as solar, wind, smart-grid, electric and hybrid vehicles and power supply applications. GaN Systems has recently announced its products will be widely commercially available this year.
Styles comments: “Innovative semiconductor companies like GaN Systems succeed best when they are part of a thriving power electronics ecosystem. We are very impressed with PEIC’s efforts to build and strengthen this ecosystem in the USA, and are delighted to be able to get involved.”
About GaN Systems
GaN Systems is the first place systems designers go to realize all the benefits of gallium nitride in their power conversion and control applications. To overcome silicon’s limitations in switching speed, temperature, voltage and current, the company develops the most complete range of gallium nitride power switching solutions for a variety of markets. Its unique Island Technology® addresses today’s cost, performance, and manufacturability challenges of gallium nitride resulting in devices that are smaller and more efficient than traditional design approaches. The Company also leverages existing multi‐sourced manufacturing processes due to its transportable, fabless model, and makes it easy to incorporate gallium nitride into any design. GaN Systems is run by a seasoned semiconductor team with decades of industry experience and a track record of repeated success. The Company is leading the widespread adoption of gallium nitride into the power conversion industry. For more information, please visit: www.gansystems.com
About Power Electronics Industry Collaborative
The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC – pronounced peak) is a national, industry-driven, membership-based consortium comprised of OEMs, suppliers, researchers, and other stakeholders working to advance the power electronics industry in the U.S. PEIC’s vision is to position the U.S. as the global center of power electronics research, design, and manufacturing. A membership based organization, PEIC is governed by a Board of Directors from a cross section of the power electronics industry. For more information about PEIC, visit peic-us.org.
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