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GaN Technology – The Present and Future Evolution

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Thursday, October 12, 2023 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Location: Shenzhen, China

Speaker:Alex Lidow Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion

GaN power devices have been in mass production since 2010 and now the base GaN technology is orders of magnitude better than the silicon theoretical limit and still far from the GaN theoretical limit. GaN devices provide higher efficiency, eliminate many of the layout and ecosystem concerns, shorten design time to market, lower component count, save precious PCB area, and reduce cost. In this talk, we will give examples of GaN performance in AI server DC-DC power supplies, lidar systems, and motor drives. We will also give a GaN roadmap for the next few years.

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GaN Adoption: Breaking Down the Barriers to Widespread Acceptance

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Eastern Time
Location: Online

Keynote Speaker:Alex Lidow Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion

After more than 13 years of mass production, GaN-on-Si has gained widespread acceptance as the successor to the aging silicon MOSFET for voltage ranging between 40 V and 650 V. What, therefore, are the variables controlling the rate of growth of GaN power devices. We will dig into the experience, and lessons learned from the power MOSFET as well as the recent experiences with GaN in applications ranging from DC-DC conversion to motor drives and lidar in markets such as space, automotive, enterprise computing, and consumer products.

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PowerUp Expo 2023 – The Ascent of GaN

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The Ascent of GaN

Speaker: Alex Lidow, Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder, EPC

After more than 13 years of mass production, GaN-on-Si has gained widespread acceptance as the successor to the aging silicon MOSFET for voltage ranging between 40 V and 650 V. What, therefore, are the variables controlling the rate of growth of GaN power devices. We will dig into the experience, and lessons learned from the power MOSFET as well as the recent experiences with GaN in applications ranging from DC-DC conversion to motor drives and lidar in markets such as space, automotive, enterprise computing, and consumer products.

Panel Discussion: SiC and GaN Power Devices’ Reliability and Quality

Panelists: Doug Bailey, Vice President Marketing & Applications Engineering, Power Integrations; Anup Bhalla, Chief Engineer, Power Devices, Qorvo; Thierry Bouchet, CEO, Wise Integration; Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion; Guy Moxey, Senior Director Power Products, Wolfspeed

WBG semiconductors have helped improve the performance of power systems and cut down on the cost of their parts. Failure rates in the parts-per-billion level are necessary to compete in markets with stricter standards. The primary reliability issues that face WBG semiconductors like SiC and GaN, as well as the corresponding quality standards for high-performance designs in several mission-critical applications, will be covered in this panel discussion. Aspects including material quality, thermal management, high-power operation, qualification testing and long-term performance will be covered by each panelist.

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GaN Evolution – The Present and Future

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May 24, 2023 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM
Electronics Asia Conference (EAC): PowerUP Asia
Location: Virtual Event

GaN Evolution – The Present and Future

Keynote Speaker: Alex Lidow, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of Efficient Power Conversion

Power electronics has been dominated by MOSFETs for almost 40 years and by the year 2000, MOSFETs had hit their theoretical performance limit and its progress had been slowed down with the major focus on pricing. GaN provides significant opportunities for designers to achieve higher performance by an order of magnitude better than their aging MOSFET ancestor. This has enabled users to significantly reduce costs, improve efficiency, shrink product size, offer new capabilities, and gain market share against their competitors. In this keynote speech, learn how GaN is revolutionizing power management applications such as motor drives for drones, e-bikes, scooters and power tools; DC-DC converters and solar applications.

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Podcast: The Mind behind Power MOSFET and the Rise of GaN

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In this episode, we will find out more about Alex and learn about MOSFETs and the rise of GaN. How did MOSFETs grow so quickly? What technologies are driving GaN adoptions and why. We will also discuss the potential obstacles to GaN adoption. This and many more questions will be answered as we go along! Listen to this episode to learn more!

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