Interview with the physicist who has advanced wireless power

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digital-journalLos Angeles – Alex Lidow is CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation has demonstrated the ability to transmit power from large surfaces. In an interview with Digital Journal, Dr. Lidow describes the invention of a invented a new type of antenna

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Alex Lidow – Featured Guest on Cheddar TV

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The New “Silicon” of Silicon Valley on Cheddar

EPC CEO & Co-Founder, Alex Lidow was a featured guest on Cheddar TV sharing how GaN technology is enabling new and disruptive technologies, such as LiDAR for self-driving cars and power conversion transistors and ICs for large surface-area wireless power and medtech.

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EPC CEO, Alex Lidow talks how GaN is changing the way we live with Cheddar TV

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TwIT = This Week in Technology

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The TWiT.tv Netcast Network with Leo Laporte features the #1 ranked technology podcast This Week in Tech, along with over 20 other top-ranked online shows.

Monday, August 14, 2017 – Alex and Leo sat down to talk about how Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology is enabling new, disruptive technologies such as LiDAR, Wireless Power, Drones and a pill that will soon replace invasive medical procedures such as colonoscopies.

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Alex and Leo Laporte on the set of “Triangulation”

 

 

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Dell Latitude 7285 – The World’s First Laptop With Wireless Charging

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GaN power element technology has found its way into a major application in the industry with the release of the Dell Latitude computer using the AirFuel standard.

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Facts Say About An Account from a Scientist: he saved the world’s 15% energy consumption prior. Now, he discovers silicon’s replacement material

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Alex LidowThis scientist got his Ph.D 40 years ago who saved the world’s 15% energy consumption at one time. He is continuing his journey of innovations now in discovering silicon’s replacement material for humankind.

My father always taught me that the true worth of an individual is measured based on their contribution to society. As I entered graduate school in 1975 I knew my passion was in the field of semiconductors, and I felt my best contribution to society would come from finding a successor to silicon. I did my graduate work in Gallium Arsenide, but realized by the time I received my PhD in 1977 that Gallium Arsenide’s prospects were limited as a semiconductor due to the basic materials properties, I went to work applying everything I learned to making better devices in silicon.

Fortune China
June 15, 2017
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Fact: GaN technology a more efficient semiconductor than silicon for the Data Center power conversion process.

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Over the past few decades, metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) have largely been the staple source for power supplies. MOSFETs are silicon-made devices controlled by voltage that manipulate the supply’s electricity that come in the form of little black squares. They’ve become very prevalent throughout the semiconductor industry, but might see their mainstream status begin to wither.

Emerging the scene is gallium nitride (GaN), devices that are expected to become smaller, cheaper, and more efficient in the long run. Silicon-based semiconductors had voltage coming into a data center at 48V go through multiple instances of power conversion before finally reaching its on-board components, during which the voltage would shed energy at each of these phases. According to Dr. Alex Lidow, chief executive of the Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Corporation, Silicon wasn’t fast enough to reach 1V all the way from 48V.

“So what we (as an industry) did was create a whole bunch of very expensive power supplies that get you from 48V to 12V, and another set of power supplies that get you from 12V to 1V,” says Lidow.  “And with gallium nitride, since it’s so damn fast, you can get rid of the whole intermediate bus and go directly from 48V to 1V.”

 

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Interview with the physicist who has advanced wireless power

Los Angeles – Alex Lidow is CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation has demonstrated the ability to transmit...

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Alex Lidow – Featured Guest on Cheddar TV

The New “Silicon” of Silicon Valley on Cheddar EPC CEO & Co-Founder, Alex Lidow was a featured guest on Cheddar TV sharing...

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TwIT = This Week in Technology

The TWiT.tv Netcast Network with Leo Laporte features the #1 ranked technology podcast This Week in Tech, along with over 20 other...

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