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Interview With Alex Lidow – Twice in a Lifetime

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Alex Lidow, former CEO of International Rectifier and CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, is one of the few individuals to have pioneered two revolutionary power semiconductor technologies – the silicon power MOSFET and the gallium nitride HEMT. How did he come to have these two unique opportunities?

elektroniknet.de
September, 2022
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Understanding Why Cost of Energy is the Key to Sustainability

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September 15, 2022
EETimes Green Engineering Summit
Location: Digital Event

Understanding Why Cost of Energy is the Key to Sustainability

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

Developing economies struggle to build energy infrastructure to support industry and bring electricity to far-flung villages. At the same time, industrialized economies are straining to balance conflicting demands for more power while decreasing the environmental impact. Finding ways to meet the rising demand for energy without plundering natural resources and aggravating climate change poses one of this century’s most significant global challenges. In this talk, we will link the true cost of energy to sort out real versus futile efforts to improve energy efficiency and show that wide bandgap semiconductors, such as gallium nitride (GaN), enable significant improvements in energy efficiency.

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The Cost Of Energy Is The Key To Sustainability

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Developing economies are struggling to build energy infrastructure to support industry and bring electricity to far-flung villages. At the same time, industrialized economies are straining to balance conflicting demands for more power while decreasing the environmental impact. Finding ways to meet the rising demand for energy without plundering natural resources poses one of this century’s greatest global challenges.

As a graduate student, I had a life-changing conversation with a professor. He emphatically pointed out that, although supply and demand determine the price of goods, it is the total cost of the energy used to produce the goods that determines the cost of goods.

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Podcast: How is GaN Powering Wireless Charging Advances?

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Join host Dr. Sanjay Gupta and guest Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion – or EPC – in episode 5 as they explore the ways GaN is advancing the future of wireless charging. As wireless power increases in maturity and adoption, the industry needs solutions that improve performance, efficiency, and user experience. Gallium Nitride is essential to enabling higher power applications than can be achieved with traditional silicon, opening the door for charging multiple devices and more diverse devices, such as laptops, drones, robots, power tools, eBikes, and industrial equipment. Wireless charging circuits employing GaN transistors are also five to ten times smaller than silicon devices able to handle the same power levels.

AirFuel Alliance
May, 2022
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Wine Down Friday with Alex Lidow

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In this video, Alex Lidow shares thoughts on his career, his family, his time at university, and his Ph.D. course, but also about energy trends, the shift to GaN that the power electronics ecosystem is ready to make, and the following weekend, with the finest wine!

Power Electronics News
April 22nd, 2022
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