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Why GaN Power Devices are Making Strides

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On this episode of the Insomnicat Podcast, Nicolette and Bryan chat with Alex Lidow, CEO and Co- Founder of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) about GaN technology. While many believe GaN is more costly than its predecessor, silicon, Lidow tells us that’s just a myth. Listen in as we talk about the future of GaN, the truth about Silicon’s reliability and get some advice for emerging engineers from someone who’s been in the industry for quite a while.

Insomnicat Media
November 15, 2019

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Alex Lidow talks to Leo Laporte from TWiT about Gallium Nitride

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Sponsors Inaugural ‘GaN Con’ with Yole Développement (Yole) and SEMI Covering the Entire Power GaN Industry from Manufacturers to End Users

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In this conference GaN market and technology status were addressed and its future evolution was debated by mixing visions from designers, manufacturers, and end users.

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Power management leaders at the inaugural GaN Con share a laugh for a group photo February 21, 2019, in Milpitas, CA. Left to Right: GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham, EPC CEO Alex Lidow, Navitas CEO Gene Sheridan.

Milpitas, Calif. — February 2019 — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) joined forces with Yole Développement (Yole) and SEMI to sponsor the first ever ‘GaN Con,’ an industry networking event covering the entire power GaN industry from manufacturers to end users. The theme of GaN Con was “Power GaN: From promises to possible market explosion” and was focused on the emerging GaN market and the state-of-the-art for its underlying technology.

Under Yole’s base case scenario, GaN market is expected to grow steadily with a 55% CAGR between 2017 and 2023 (1). GaN has been a promising technology for a while. Several R&D institutes and industrial companies dedicated important investments to explore and evaluate this technology and make links with market demands. Yole’s analysts identified multiple power electronics & compound semiconductor companies, including leading silicon suppliers, strongly engaged in significant projects of development. GaN Con offered an opportunity to further explore the status of GaN technology and its adoption.

(1) Source: Power GaN: Epitaxy, Devices, Applications and Technology Trends report, Yole Développement, 2018

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EPC CEO, Alex Lidow was a featured guest speaker on Power System Design’s “PSDcast – GaN for Connected Vehicles”

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EPC CEO, Alex Lidow

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re talking to Alex Lidow from Efficient Power Conversion about gallium nitride’s (GaN) application in connected automobiles.

Power Systems Design

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Spirit Electronics “Tech Talk” with EPC CEO, Alex Lidow

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EPC Global Headquarters – El Segundo, CA

 

EPC CEO, Alex Lidow sits down with Spirit Electronics CEO, Marti McCurdi to discuss  how EPC has worked with industry leaders over the past decade to test high-reliability GaN products for military and space applications.

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